4 officers shot, 2 critically hurt, in west Texas standoff

4 officers shot, 2 critically hurt, in west Texas standoff

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LEVELLAND, Texas — Four officers have been shot and wounded, two critically, as a standoff continues with a man barricaded in a house in a small west Texas town.

The standoff ensued Thursday afternoon on a residential street in Levelland, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.

Details are sketchy, but three of the wounded officers were taken to a Lubbock hospital while one went to a Levelland hospital, which placed itself on lockdown.

In a social media posting, the Levelland Police Department said one of the wounded officers is part of its force while others are from multiple police agencies assisting its response.

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