The shooting incident outside Ferguson police department, where two police officers were shot at by unknown assailant(s) on Thursday, has kicked up a storm on social media.
The two officers have been rushed to the hospital and according to social media sources the 'two will live.' The shooting incident took place late on Thursday just as dozens of Ferguson protesters, who were standing outside the police station, slowly began leaving the premises.
The two officers, who are from Webster Groves police department and St. Louis County, has reportedly confronted the protesters earlier. Dozens of journalists and cameramen were standing along with the police officer, when two or four shots were fired.
The shooting incident has triggered mass outrage on social media, where people in large number have come out in support of the police officers.
TYLER @tcuff228 posted: " It seems like hating on police in #Ferguson is just a "cool" trend right now. Don't forget "all lives matter."
Some social media users such as Ed Reggi @edreggi even called on the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to take over the rule in the conflicted city.
Several online users also blamed the media and journalist for creating a divide between the Ferguson residents and the police. "After creating the us vs the cops atmosphere resulting in two cops being shot the news will now act saddened. #Ferguson," tweeeted Mcfly @Sleepyjoe55.
The Ferguson PD shooting incident also has once again brought out existing rascim related tensions as visible in a statement by Youxia88™ @Youxia88. " @Bidenshairplugs Blacks get away with shooting Cops while White students get the firing squad for a chant. @seanhannity #Ferguson," the user posted.
More Twitter Reactions on Ferguson PD Shooting
Alex Zeller @alexzeller
Woken up by my phone to learn that 2 police officers are reportedly shot in Ferguson. More violence, a shame. Prayers to the victims.
Praying for a speedy recovery for the SCPD officer shot tonight. Also 2 officers shot in Ferguson.
Jason Tosca @JTosca
The #Ferguson police department should close up shop, leave & let those uncivilized THUG protesters burn down their city & kill each other!
Dillon Severin @DillonSeverin
Why is this even happening, because it's a police state in #Ferguson #abusivepoliceforce #notright #stagedpolitics
Bruce Miner @zandorcon
#Ferguson Why no investgation into protest signs saying ISIS is here. Maybe they are and shot police officers!
Is the media aware theyre partially responsible for these cops being shot by creating an anti cop environment or do they not care? #Ferguson
Andy S @AndySzy5
Why would anyone continue to be a police officer in Ferguson? I would get the heck out of there, asap.
Whitey McPrivilege @SheeitDawg
Bring back National Guard to #Ferguson. It's time to show these pieces of shit who runs things.