Two New York police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Two New York police officers were shot Monday night in the Bronx while responding to a robbery, police said. A manhunt was underway for at least two suspects.

The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, also in the Bronx, police said. They were reportedly expected to survive.


The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. local time, police told the Los Angeles Times.

One officer was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the back while the pair were responding to a robbery on East 184th Street in the borough's Tremont section, the Associated Press reported.

Deputy Chief Kim Royster, commanding officer of the public affairs unit, told the Associated Press that the officers were not targeted, unlike the two officers ambushed and gunned down last month.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, but it was unclear whether it belonged to a suspect, the AP reported.

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest, the NYPD reported on Twitter.

The shootings happened a day after funeral services for NYPD Det. Wenjian Liu.

Liu and his partner, Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in their patrol car on Dec. 20 by a man who had posted anti-police rants online.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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