2 in custody following police-involved shooting, officers released from the hospital

Two suspects were placed into custody Friday.

ST. LOUIS - Two suspects were placed into custody Friday following an early afternoon police-involved shooting just north of downtown.

The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. near the intersection of 14th and Cass.

Police said both officers, a man and a woman, were shot in the legs and hands. They were also hit in the face with shrapnel. A third person, identified as an innocent bystander, was struck in the head by gunfire from the suspects in the 1400 block of Ninth Street.

The two officers had surgery Friday and were released from the hospital Sunday. The third shooting victim, a 24-year-old woman, was listed in critical condition.

Saturday, the Metropolitan Police Department issued a statement on Facebook, saying in part, "Thank you to everyone who sent well wishes to our officers and our department. We're stronger when we stand together. Keep the prayers coming!"

Police said one officer is a 35-year-old man with nearly nine years of experience and the other is a 32-year-old woman with nearly 10 years of service.

Two loaded guns were recovered from the suspects; one Glock 19, 9-millimeter; and one Zastava Arms, 7.62 x 39-caliber.

St. Louis Metropolitan Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole confirmed two suspects, ages 22 and 24, were placed into custody. No other information was given about the suspects.

PHOTOS Officer-involved shooting north of downtown

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