Two St. Louis County police officers were shot during a Ferguson protest Wednesday evening. The shots appeared to be coming from a hill further away from where demonstrators were gathered.

From the LA Times:

Two St. Louis County police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department during another night of protests in the troubled Missouri city, police confirmed early Thursday.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said two officers were hospitalized after the shooting, which occurred shortly after midnight during demonstrations that followed the resignation of the Ferguson police chief Wednesday.

“These police officers were standing there, and they were shot–just because they were police officers,” Belmar told reporters.

An officer from the St. Louis County Police Department, 41 years old and a 14-year veteran, was shot in the shoulder, and an officer from the Webster Groves Police Department, 32, was shot in the face, he said.

Read more at the LA Times.

Photo: Ferguson protests in August 2014/Wikimedia Commons