2 NYPD cops shot during shootout in the Bronx

Two New York Police Department officers have been shot in a public housing complex.

The officers were on patrol in a New York housing project and had stopped to question a group of people before getting into an exchange of gunfire.

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the officers were on patrol in the Bronx on Thursday night when they encountered a group of people in a hallway. The official says someone in the group pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the officers.

The official isn’t authorized to speak publicly about the developing investigation and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity.

A spokeswoman for the mayor says one of the officers was shot in the face and the other was shot in an arm.

The officers are awake and alert at a hospital. Several people are being questioned.

According to CBS News, one suspect is dead, a second is in custody, but a massive manhunt is underway to find the third suspect.

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