HYANNIS, MASS. (WHDH) - A search is underway after a State Trooper was shot during a traffic stop in Hyannis late Friday night, officials said.
The trooper was shot after stopping a vehicle on Camp Street in Barnstable around 11:30 p.m. and was taken by another trooper to Cape Cod Hospital before being taken to a hospital in Boston, according to state police.
The 28-year-old trooper was shot in his right hand, and the round went through his hand and struck his ballistic vest in his shoulder area, police said. His injury is non-life-threatening.
The driver fled after the shooting and a search is underway for the occupant or occupants of the vehicle.
The injured trooper is assigned to the State Police-Yarmouth Barracks. His name has not been released.
No additional information was immediately available.
Massachusetts State Trooper shot during a traffic stop overnight in Hyannis..the injury is non life threatening..Police searching for suspects right now on the Cape #7news
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