Queens, NY – Two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were shot in a gunfight in Queens on Tuesday afternoon while they were responding to a domestic incident.
The shootings occurred just before 1 p.m. on Nov. 24 on 179th Street near 146th Road in Springfield Gardens, WCBS reported.
The officers were escorting the woman back to her home when they encountered the suspect, WABC reported.
The suspect opened fire on the officers and the officers shot back.
Sources said that one of the officers was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the arm, NY1 reported.
Both officers were transported to Jamaica Hospital in police cars, WCBS reported.
Police have not released any information on either of the officers’ conditions.
The suspect was also shot during the exchange of gunfire, WCBS reported.
There was no information available regarding the suspect’s condition, but sources have said the suspect did not survive his gunshot wounds, WNBC reported.
Police have asked Springfield Garden residents to avoid the area while the investigation is conducted.
BREAKING IN QUEENS **TWO NYPD OFFICERS SHOT** 145-86 179th Street. Both officers removed from the scene via Police car, exact conditions still unknown. One suspect shot and likely to die.
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) November 24, 2020
Two #NYPD officers shot in Queens. Early details according to sources, one is shot in the leg, other is shot in the arm. The alleged gunman was shot and killed. This many have been a domestic violence case they were responding to. Details still coming in. @NY1 heading to scene pic.twitter.com/7qKNIdf0qu
— Dean Meminger (@DeanMeminger) November 24, 2020
Two NYPD officers have been injured and a suspect has been shot during gunfire in a home in the Springfield Gardens section of Queens. One officer was shot in the arm and one in the leg.
— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) November 24, 2020
ADVISORY: Please avoid the area of 146th Road and 179th Street in Queens due to police activity. Expect a large police presence and traffic in the area. pic.twitter.com/GYh5kh5ws3
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 24, 2020
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