Officials are investigating the shooting of a Statesville police officer Friday night.
According to police, two officers were on routine foot patrol around Raleigh Avenue and Fifth Street around 11 p.m. when someone stepped out behind them and fired multiple rounds in the officers' direction.
Officer Tyler Horn was shot once in the back and taken to Iredell Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released early Saturday. The bulletproof vest he was wearing took the brunt of the shot, officials say.
A suspect has not been identified in the shooting, police said.
Officials are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-878-3406.