SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — An investigation is under way after a state trooper in Maryland fired his gun at a juvenile suspect.

State police said in a statement Wednesday that the teen was not hit. Police said the trooper thought the suspect was reaching for a gun in his waistband during a foot chase. No weapon was recovered.

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Police said incident began early Wednesday outside Salisbury, Maryland. The trooper was patrolling Route 12 when a Chevy Equinox almost struck his patrol car.

A chase ensued. Two other troopers tried to intercept the Equinox before running after the suspects. Police said one of the troopers fired one shot.

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Authorities have not released the names and races of the teens, aged 16 and 17, or the trooper. Following procedure, the trooper has been placed on leave.

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