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Two NYPD officers are shot and wounded in wild struggle with Bronx gunman

Two law enforcement officials have been shot and wounded in a bloody battle with a gunman within the Bronx Wednesday night time, authorities mentioned.

The officers have been responding to a name for an individual with a gun about 8 p.m. close to E. 187th St. and Beaumont Ave. in Belmont, sources mentioned.

After they arrived, they discovered the gunman, chased and grabbed him. However because the suspect struggled to interrupt free, he shot each officers, sources mentioned.

A male officer was shot within the chest, whereas his feminine accomplice was hit within the aspect.

Each officers — assigned to patrol within the forty eighth Precinct — have been taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and have been anticipated to recuperate.

The suspect was additionally shot and was in severe situation, the sources mentioned.

“Please pray for the restoration of the 2 officers who have been shot in my neighborhood of Belmont,” U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres tweeted Wednesday night time. “We should absolutely help the subsequent mayor, @ericadamsfornyc, as he seeks to crush the epidemic of violence that has taken maintain within the Bronx and elsewhere within the metropolis.”

The wild encounter got here amid a troubling development of gun violence within the Bronx.

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