Mass. State Trooper Shot During Traffic Stop, Hospitalized for Non-Life-Threatening Injuries; Search Ongoing

State police said the troopers injuries are not considered to be life-threatening

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A search remains ongoing for a suspect who shot a Massachusetts State Police trooper during a traffic stop in Barnstable, State Police confirmed.

The incident occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Friday on Camp Street. The 28-year-old trooper was shot in his right hand, according to State Police.

After hitting the trooper's hand, the bullet then struck his ballistic vest in the shoulder area, police said.

"I can't believe this is happening on Cape Cod. This is like really shocking," Hyannis resident Kelly Putnam said.

The trooper was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by another trooper. He was then taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remains, police said.

A Massachusetts State trooper was taken to the hospital after being shot during a traffic stop.

State police said the trooper's injuries are not life-threatening.

The suspect drove away after the shooting, according to authorities. Police are now searching for one or more people who were in a black Acura sedan.

The trooper graduated from the 85th Recruit Training Troop in May. The name of the injured trooper has not been released.

In a tweet Saturday, the State Police Association of Massachusetts thanked first responders who helped the injured trooper.

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