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2 officers shot in Ferguson

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UPDATE:  (AP) -- St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says 1 officer was shot in the face, another shot in the shoulder in Ferguson.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A spokesman for the St. Louis County police department says two officers have been shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department.

Spokesman Brian Schellman says the officers were shot shortly after midnight Thursday. He says their conditions were unknown and no further details were immediately available.

The shots were fired as protesters had gathered following the resignation of the city's embattled Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Wednesday.

Jackson was the sixth employee to resign or be fired after a Justice Department report cleared a white former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, of civil rights charges in the shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson last summer. Wilson has since resigned.

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