Homicide

State police: Officer, 2 others shot near a convenience store; search on for the suspect

  • Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove his vehicle into the store before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A police officer was fatally shot Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where several women had been stabbed, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Local fire departments work the scene of a fire at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a suspect drove his vehicle into the store before a standoff with the police Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A police officer was fatally shot Wednesday when he responded to a call from a house where several women had been stabbed, said the sheriff of rural St. Landry Parish. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Firefighters work on the scene at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a standoff with police occurred Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP)  NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Firefighters work on the scene at the Sunset Mini Mart convenience store in Sunset, La., where a standoff with police occurred Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. A man barricaded himself in the store following a fatal incident. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Louisiana State Police say a police officer and two other people have been shot in the southwestern Louisiana.

State police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says troopers are on the way to the scene in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, after getting a call around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Edmonson says the shooting reportedly took place near a convenience store. He says the officer was "responsive" but he has no details on the extent of the officer's injuries — or those of the other two people who were shot.

Tonette Thibodeaux of the Sunset police department confirms that an officer was shot but says she does not have any details.