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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City police officer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Southwest Baltimore

Derek Valcourt reports the officer was shot in the hip with what’s being called a “graze wound.” 

Just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a 24-year-old police officer working the midnight shift received a call to the 1100-block of Cooks Lane for a reported domestic dispute.

“The officer was investigating the call for service, was interviewing some individuals involved when the officer heard a series of gunshots.  The officer turned around and noticed that he suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach area, at his hip,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore City Police.

It turned out to be a graze wound.

“Very, very lucky that that bullet did not penetrate the officer and cause further injury,” said Guglielmi.

Medics rushed the officer to Shock Trauma.  Doctors listed him in stable condition and he has since been released.

“At this point we have no information on suspects or motive.  It’s unclear who fired these shots or if these indivuals were involved in the domestic altercation,” said Guglielmi.

Police say the officer never fired his own weapon.

The officer has been on the force for about five years.

The officer’s name has not been released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100.

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