NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers were shot dead in Queens on Tuesday afternoon.
It happened on 179th Street near 146th Road in Springfield Gardens just before 1 p.m.
Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital. An officer was hit in the arm. Another was hit in the leg and suffered severe blood loss.
Mayor Bill de Blasio rushed to the hospital.
The NYPD said the officers were “involved in an exchange of fire with an armed suspect in Queens.”
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The suspect was also shot. The suspect’s condition was also not immediately known.
#BREAKING: 2 # NYPD police officers shot in #SpringfieldGardens #Queens. Sources: 1 shot in the arm, 1 shot in the leg. More to come @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/3iMNGKhDjI
– Andrea Grymes (@AndreaGrymesTV) November 24, 2020
The officers responded to a call for domestic violence.
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A press conference about the shooting was expected later on Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE: Two @ NYPD105Pct police officers were involved in an exchange of fire with an armed suspect in Queens.
Further updates will follow as soon as they become available.
– NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 24, 2020
“An attack on a police officer is an attack on all police officers. The Nassau Police Department has a sacred bond with members of the NYPD. We broaden our thoughts to include the officers injured today and hope that they will make a full recovery. Police officers jeopardize their own safety for the safety of others, and we must salute them for the true, everyday heroes they are, ”said James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association.
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