Two police officers shot dead in front of Ferguson Police Department
Two officers have been shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department.
St Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said the officers were shot shortly after midnight. He added their conditions were unknown and no further details were immediately available.
The shots were fired as protesters had gathered following the resignation of the city's embattled police chief Thomas Jackson.
Mr Jackson was the sixth employee to resign or be fired after a US Justice Department report cleared a white former Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, of civil rights charges in the shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson last summer.
Mr Wilson has since resigned.