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(FERGUSON, Mo.) — An officer-involved shooting took place in Ferguson, Missouri early Monday morning, just one day after the one-year anniversary of the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer in the same city.

The St. Louis County Police Department said on Twitter that the shooting took place “after officers came under heavy gunfire.” On Sunday evening, the SLCPD had reported multiple gunshots in the area of West Florissant Avenue, the same street where rioting and confrontations took place between police and protesters in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

Police did not immediately provide information on the condition of the individual who was shot.

At least two unmarked cars were damaged in the gunfire, the SLCPD added in a post to Twitter.

Earlier in the day, crowds had gathered for a silent march to mark the anniversary of Brown’s death at the hands of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. That shooting sparked months of protests and a national conversation on race relations and policing.

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