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4 Charlotte Police Officers Injured In Crash

CMPD vehicle

Four Charlotte police officers were taken to the hospital Friday after two police cars collided during a search for a shooting suspect.

CMPD said two police SUVs crashed into each other Friday when one SUV attempted to make a U-turn after the driver heard shots behind him. As the lead SUV began to make a U-turn, it was struck on the driver's side by a second police SUV. 

The officers were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Four officers were treated and released from the hospital.

WSOC-TV reports that firefighters had to help remove one officer from a heavily damaged police car. Police stopped traffic for several hours to investigate the crash.