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Orlando police officer shot; gunmen on loose

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: July 23, 2013 at 06:43 AM

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ORLANDO - Authorities say they're searching for two gunmen after an Orlando police officer was shot during a traffic stop.

The shooting happened early Tuesday.

Orlando broadcast stations report 25-year-old Officer Jason Hajek was shot at least twice in the stomach around 3 a.m. The gunmen fled on foot after the shooting.

Police say Hajek returned fire and was able to call for help. He also gave dispatchers a description of the suspects. Officers from a number of agencies are looking for the suspects in the Orlando area.

Officials say Hajek underwent surgery early Tuesday. He is expected to survive.

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