NYPD Officer Shot, Rushed to Hospital

An unidentified NYPD cop was wounded. (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)
An unidentified NYPD cop was wounded.
(Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

Police in New York City say an on-duty officer has been shot and officers are flooding the area.

The officer was shot in the head and critically wounded, according to the New York Post.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the officer’s condition. He’s been taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens.

A spokesman for the New York Fire Department says the shooting was reported at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Queens Village neighborhood.

Police helicopters circled the scene hours after the shooting, and there was a heavy police presence. Local media reports officers are searching house by house in backyards and under cars with flashlights.

No arrests have been announced.

The shooting comes less than six months after two NYPD officers were shot and killed in the wake of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Two weeks later, two plainclothes officers who were part of an anti-crime unit in the Bronx were shot. Each officer survived two gunshot wounds.

SOURCE: AP

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