According to the preliminary investigation, officers from the Elizabeth Police Department responded to a report of a robbery in progress on the 500 Block Of Vine Street around 9 p.m, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
The responding officers reportedly encountered two suspects, one at the front of the building and one at the rear, who allegedly brandished weapons at the officers. At that point, the officers discharged their service weapons, striking each suspect.
Authorities say 21-year-old Greed Long, of Irvington, and 29-year-old Karim Ali, of Elizabeth, were taken to University Hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Each is currently being held on $400,000 bail. Their conditions were not immediately available.
Two other men were arrested at the scene. They were identified as 18-year-old Naim Paige, of Newark, and 24-year-old Antonio Clark, of Irvington.
All four suspects are charged with robbery, weapon possession, kidnapping and aggravated assault. Paige is being held on $400,000 bail and Clark on $250,000.