Police officer injured in motel shooting

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say an Independence police officer has been injured in a shooting at a motel.

Police say the officer responded to a disturbance call at the Deluxe Inn Wednesday night. Officer John Syme said that someone in a room at the motel fired a shot, which struck the officer. The officer, whose identity has not been released, was taken to a hospital with an injury that is not considered to be life-threatening.

A suspect was arrested in connection to the shooting.