TWO police officers have been gunned down in a shootout with a man in the United States.
The two officers came under fire while responding to reports of a man armed with a gun at a Gladstone Street address in Boston around 10:50pm local time on Wednesday.
One officer is in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries after being shot, quote, “multiple times”.
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The second officer was shot, quote, “one or two times” and he is in a less serious condition.
Immediately following the shooting, police took to Twitter, warning residents to “shelter in place” while authorities searched the area for a suspect.
The “shelter in place” order was lifted around 30 minutes later after a suspect was “located”.
There are unconfirmed reports indicating the suspect was shot dead by police.
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