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3 U.S. Soldiers under investigation after being accused of hitting officer in South Korea

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Posted at 11:28 PM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-04 23:28:27-05

Three U.S. Soldiers in South Korea are under investigation after police say they hit an officer with a car and sped off.

One of those soldiers was shot in the chaos.

Reports out of Korea say calls came in that American soldiers were threatening people with air rifles near a subway station.

South Korean police say the soldier then tried to run police over on a dead-end street.

The state-run media reports the soldier was shot in the shoulder after the police had fired warning shots and three more shots at the vehicle as it sped away.

The soldier is a 23-year-old private first class. He's still in the hospital but is expected to make it out okay.

The U.S. Army says it regrets the incident and is still gathering information on what exactly happened Saturday night in Seoul.