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Two Ohio police officers shot at car dealership

Posted at 3:16 PM, Sep 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 16:26:51-04

Two Willoughby Hills, Ohio police officers were shot at a car dealership Thursday afternoon. Willoughby Hills is located 20 miles northeast of Cleveland.

Willoughby Hills Police Chief Christopher Collins said the officers are both in stable condition. One was shot in the abdomen. The other was shot in the leg.

The officers were both wearing bullet-proof vests. One officer has been with the department for more than 25 years. The other has been with the department for 3 years. 

The suspect was also shot, authorities said. He is in stable condition. 

According to officials, workers at the dealership called police around 2 p.m. because the suspect appeared to be "under the influence" of something. 

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the dealership. 

The general manager of the Lexus dealership across the street said the suspect was "irate." Minutes later, eight to 10 shots were fired, he said. 

Willoughby Eastlake School District administrators said several schools were placed on lockdown after the shooting. 

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is assisting in the investigation.