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Obama on Ferguson Shooting: Violence Against Police Is Unacceptable

President Obama addressed the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson via Twitter on Thursday, saying "violence against police is unacceptable."

President Barack Obama, in his first public statement after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Missouri, said Thursday that "violence against police is unacceptable."

He addressed the shootings in a post on Twitter:

The officers were released from the hospital on Thursday morning after they were shot overnight outside Ferguson police headquarters. One officer, a seven-year veteran, was shot in the face, while the other, a 14-year veteran, was shot in the shoulder.

Investigators took people in for questioning, a spokesman for the St. Louis County police confirmed to NBC News, but made no immediate arrests.

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