2 NYPD Cops Shot, Wounded in Bronx



Police have begun a manhunt for at least two assailants after two NYPD police officers were shot in the Bronx while responding to a robbery on Monday, police said. One officer was shot in the back and the other in the arm shortly after 10:30 p.m. They were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with no life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

The two officers were working in plainclothes as a part of an anti-crime unit and attempted to pull a car over before the gunfire erupted, according to an official. A gun was recovered one block from the scene but it unclear if it belonged to either assailant.

The two men were not targeted, unlike the Dec. 20 fatal shooting of two police officers in Brooklyn, according to Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster, a Police Department spokeswoman.

“This is something that they come upon,” Royster said. Read more at the New York Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}