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Officers hurt, shots fired near hardware store in Columbia County

Police now want to find a vehicle involved in the incident Friday in the Buckhorn area.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. — Two police officers were hurt in a confrontation near a hardware store in Columbia County.

Police were called to the Home Depot in the Buckhorn section of Hemlock Township near Bloomsburg around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Evidence markers were on the ground, and Newswatch 16 observed shell casings near those markers.

According to troopers, a Hemlock Township officer arrived after an off-duty officer reported a retail theft at the Home Depot store.

When both officers approached the suspect's vehicle with two people inside, the driver tried to take off and struck both officers.

Troopers say the on-duty officer fired at the fleeing vehicle. 

The suspect left the area towards Route 487.

The officers were treated and released from a medical facility.

State police are looking for a dark blue Nissan Murano with Pennsylvania registration MDG2541

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