2 NYPD officer taken to hospital after firing shots at gunman in the Bronx

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Police say the two NYPD officers returned fire after a suspect with a gun fired one shot at them around 5:25 p.m. on East 166th Street and Third Avenue in the Morrisania section.

MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) -- Two officers were taken to the hospital after exchanging gunfire with a suspect in the Bronx Tuesday.

Police say two NYPD officers were on East 166th Street and Third Avenue in the Morrisania section around 5:25 p.m. when they discovered a man with a gun.

The officers engaged the suspect, who fired one shot at the officers.

Both officers returned fire. It's unknown how many shots they fired.

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No one was injured in the incident. Both officers were taken to a nearby hospital with Tinnitus.

The suspect fled from the scene. No arrests have been made so far.

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