Washington

Police: 2 officers shot responding to robbery in Seattle

  • A King County Sheriff's Deputy carries a gun as he runs near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    A King County Sheriff's Deputy carries a gun as he runs near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Police officers walk with guns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Seattle Police officers walk with guns near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer carrying a rifle runs past a downtown building and near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    A police officer carrying a rifle runs past a downtown building and near the scene of a shooting involving several police officers in downtown Seattle, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (The Associated Press)

Seattle police say two police officers have been shot responding to a downtown robbery.

Chief Kathleen O'Toole tells reporters the injuries appear minor.

The department reported the shooting on its Twitter feed at about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, saying the robbery had been reported near the waterfront, several blocks south of Pike Place Market.