Two New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the police.
The officers were brought to St. Barnabas Hospital and were expected to survive, the police said. A suspect was taken into custody and was being treated at the same hospital.
The officers were responding to a radio report of a gun when the shooting took place on Beaumont Avenue, in the Belmont section of the borough, the police said. A news conference was expected to be held late Wednesday night at the hospital.
Representative Ritchie Torres, a Democrat who represents the area, asked for prayers for the officers, writing on Twitter that New Yorkers must support Mayor-elect Eric Adams “as he seeks to crush the epidemic of violence that has taken hold in the Bronx and elsewhere in the City.”
According to Police Department statistics, shooting incidents in the Bronx in 2021 are at their highest level at this point in the year since 1996.
The shooting came after an unrelated incident in Canarsie, Brooklyn, where an officer was hit by a car while stopping a vehicle at East 83rd Street and Foster Avenue around 6:38 p.m., the police said. The officer was in critical but stable condition, the police said, and might have a broken leg or ankle as well as lacerations.
Two suspects fled, leaving a vehicle behind, and no one was taken into custody in the Brooklyn incident, the police said.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.