Sheriff's office: 2 officers shot in western Arkansas

- A sheriff's office spokesman says two law enforcement officers have been shot in western Arkansas.

Sebastian County Sheriff's Office Lt. Philip Pevehouse says the shooting happened Wednesday morning near the town of Hackett, about 170 miles west of Little Rock.

Pevehouse tells Fort Smith television station KHBS that officers are still searching for the shooter. No details about the officers' conditions have been released.

Pevehouse tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that one sheriff's deputy and one Hackett Police Department officer were shot.

Pevehouse could not immediately be reached for more information, and the Sebastian County sheriff's dispatch hung up on a reporter's call. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said his agency is assisting but he referred all questions to Sebastian County authorities.

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