Shots fired at off-duty officer on I-70; suspects on the loose

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) - An off-duty St. Louis city police officer was shot at early Sunday morning on Interstate 70.   Around 12:20 a.m., the officer was on I-70 near I-170  when three black male suspects fired shots into his personal car.

The officer was hit by glass and suffered an injury to his arm.  Police say the officer did not shoot back.  The three suspects fled the scene in a black sedan.

The officer was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.   Authorities are searching for the suspects.

The officer is 48 years old with nearly 20 years of service to the department.