Police: No One Injured When Officers, Group Exchange Gunfire

ST. LOUIS (AP) — No one was injured early Thursday when two St. Louis police officers in an unmarked car came under fire from a group of people and returned fire, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. near a gas station at Interstate 70 and Goodfellow Boulevard, television station KSDK reported. Police said the officers observed a group of people arguing at the gas station, which led to a barrage of shots fire.

The officers — who weren’t in uniform but were wearing vests marked “POLICE” — got out of their car and announced they were officers, police said, then came under fire from the group.

Lt. Col. Mary Warnecke said the officers returned fire. While no one was injured, she said, the officers’ car was hit by gunfire.

“We are very fortunate today we don’t have officers injured or killed," Warnecke said.

Between 80 and 100 shots were fired, according to witnesses an the number of police evidence markers tagging shell casings at the scene.