Mass. LEO wounded in traffic stop shooting; gunman sought

The trooper's injury in not considered life-threatening, police said

The trooper remains hospitalized as of Sunday, reported in an update. State police said the shot went through the trooper's hand and struck his protective vest in the shoulder area.

By Sean Philip Cotter
Boston Herald

HYANNIS, Mass. — A state trooper patrolling Cape Cod was shot in the hand after pulling over a vehicle and police are now searching for the "suspect or suspects," police report.

"I've been shot! I've been shot," the trooper reported at 11:30 p.m. Friday night, according to a Cape news correspondent who recorded and then filmed the aftermath of the shooting on Camp Street in Hyannis.

The trooper was rushed to nearby Cape Cod Hospital by a fellow trooper, and from there was transported by ambulance to a Boston hospital. His injury is non-life threatening, state police spokesman Dave Procopio said.

The suspect vehicle fled after the shooting.

Other troopers and Cape Cod officers quickly responded to the scene. A SWAT team was called in later, according to multiple reports, and the search remains ongoing.

The injured Trooper is assigned to the State Police-Yarmouth Barracks.

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