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Police officer injured in St. Louis shooting released from hospital, suspects still wanted

Police said the officer was released from the hospital late Sunday night

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after an officer was injured in a shooting in St. Louis' College Hill neighborhood.

At around 9:20 p.m., St. Louis police officers pulled over a red Impala in the area of Broadway and Cass Avenue for having no plates. Right after the car pulled over, it sped away, and the officers followed it.

In the area of 20th Street and Prairie Avenue, the officers came under gunfire. 

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said the police car had several bullet holes including one in the windshield, which is the bullet that hit the officer.

The officer was struck in the right shoulder. Police believe the passenger in the Impala was the person who was firing at the officers.

The officer was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital. 

Monday morning, the department tweeted that the officer has been released from the hospital.  

Police said they found the car abandoned and the suspects are still at-large.

This is the ninth St. Louis police officer to be shot this year.

A few hours earlier, a St. Louis police officer shot an armed suspect in north city after he pointed a gun at the officer.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.