ST. LOUIS, Missouri- A St. Louis Metro police sergeant was shot in the face near Hampton and Pernod avenues around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was shot twice, was conscious, was in serious condition but was expected to live.

Hampton was blocked off in both directions at Pernod, St. Louis Today reports.

 The officer’s SUV was in the left lane on Hampton facing north. Shattered glass from the driver’s side window could be seen on the street.

The officer was being treated at Barnes Jewish Hospital, where Police Chief Sam Dotson was expected to make a statement before 9 p.m.

 Mayor Francis Slay tweeted that he was on his way to the hospital.

The site was by St. Joan of Arc School and a half block north of the St. Louis Police Officers Association Union Hall.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.