St. Louis County officer injured in crash while responding to shooting of ride-share driver

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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis County police department is investigating after an officer was injured in a crash while responding to a shooting Sunday night on North Hanley and Dragonwyck Avenue, near the north Hanley Metrolink station.

St. Louis County Police say the victim in the shooting was a ride-share driver, attempting to pick up a customer when a group of people started harassing the man.

There was an argument and several people in the group allegedly began shooting at the ride-share driver. Police say the victim fired shots back at the suspects.

An officer responding to the shooting was hit by vehicle investigators say was speeding away from the area

Officials say the officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The shooting victim was also taken to the hospital for a non-life-threatening wound to the hand.

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