Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-An off duty St. Louis city police officer is recovering Saturday morning after being shot. He came under-fire while simply driving his personal vehicle north on 25th Street near Breman. That's in north St. Louis.

Police say that the 28-year-old officer was fired upon just before 4:00pm. He was shot multiple times in the lower extremities. His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. The St. Louis Municipal Department says the officer is in critical but stable condition.

It is not clear if that officer ever returned fire.

Police are not sure exactly what prompted the attack on the officer.  Police recovered physical evidence at the scene and they have the officer's car which was struck several times by bullets.

"We don't know what transpired but the occupants of the other vehicle opened fire. He was struck a number of times. He drove a short distance where someone else took over his vehicle.  We think it was someone  who was not inside the car with him at that time. They then  drove him to the hospital where he was taken into surgery." said Capt. Michael Sack of the St. Louis Police Department.

There is no information about a suspect at this time.