Two police officers and a suspect were injured following a shooting Thursday near downtown San Antonio, TX, according to KSAT ABC 12.
Police chief William McManus on Thursday said the officers were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in “very critical condition,” while the suspect was taken to a hospital.
McManus added that both officers are nine-year veterans, noting that one suffered a head wound in Thursday’s shooting, while the other was hit in the stomach.
Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell (R) on Thursday tweeted out a prayer request for the law enforcement officials hurt in the incident.
Other Twitter users voiced concern over the shooting, which reportedly inspired a precautionary lockdown at San Antonio College.
SAC's on lockdown around Main/Evergreen in San Antonio. Officer-involved shooting. Stay safe, y'all.— Denise F (@DeniseFlores) June 29, 2017
McManus said the officers were on patrol when they encountered two men walking around 3:25 p.m. local time in the 100 block of West Evergreen.
One of the men opened fire when the officers got out of the car, he continued, prompting the officers to return shots and hit the gunman.
McManus added that he did not know what prompted the suspect to begin shooting but that responding officers quickly contained him and the other man.
“It’s not a good feeling to know that two of your officers were shot,” he said of the attack.