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Two Springfield Police Officers Hit By Car During Pursuit

SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) — Two Springfield police officers were struck by a vehicle and a passenger in that vehicle was hit by a bullet during a late night pursuit in the city.

Police say Springfield police tried to pull over a vehicle on Boland Way Tuesday morning that was wanted in connection with a Monday night shooting in Enfield, Connecticut, but the car took off, striking two officers.

The officers then got up and fired at the vehicle, but it did not stop.

After a pursuit that went into West Springfield and back, the suspects' vehicle crashed into a building at Maple and Central Streets.

One of the passengers escaped on foot and is still at large. Two others were arrested, and one was charged in connection to the robbery of a Springfield Street 7-11 that took place around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

In that robbery, police said, the men were armed with handguns and wore masks, and took money and cigarettes from the store.

Police told WBZ that the officers were "banged up," but had no broken bones. One officer was released from the hospital Tuesday morning, and the other was expected to be released later Tuesday.

Springfield Police said the car's driver was grazed by a bullet in the abdomen. He was treated at Bay State Medical Center and released Tuesday.

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