NYPD officers shot in Queens

Two NYPD officers were shot Saturday while standing outside a building in the Rockaways, video shows.

At around 5:15 p.m., shots were fired at officers outside the New Horizon Counseling Center at Beach 66 Street and Beach Channel Drive in Arverne, police officers said.

None of the officers were hit. One of the officers returned fire but did not hit anyone, police officers said.

According to law enforcement sources, the officers are not considered intended targets.

An NYPD officer reacts to the scene of the shooting at Beach 66 Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Beach.
An NYPD officer at the scene of the shooting at Beach 66 Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Beach.
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NYPD officers were meant by gunfire in the Rockaways, according to police.
NYPD officers were hit with gunfire in Rockaway Beach, police said.
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Video of the shooting obtained by The Post shows two officers standing against a wall when they suddenly spring into action upon realizing they are under fire.

The shots appeared to have come from two people seen across the street sprinting away from the scene, videos show.

An officer runs for cover off frame while the second officer draws his gun and takes cover behind an ATV. He points his gun at the suspected shooters and appears to shoot back.

NYPD officers analyze shell casings left at the scene.
NYPD officers analyze bullet casings at the crime scene.
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The NYPD is currently investigating how many suspects allegedly shot officers.
The NYPD is currently investigating how many suspects allegedly shot officers.
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The suspects were described as a man in a gray hoodie and gray sweatpants and a man in a black hoodie, police sources said. Both are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 20.

At least one person has been arrested in connection with the shooting, sources said.

One witness, Andrea, was attending a Memorial Day weekend party when she heard at least six gunshots.

The suspects reportedly shot NYPD officers who were riding a marked vehicle in Rockaway Beach, according to police.
The suspects reportedly shot NYPD officers who were riding a marked vehicle in Rockaway Beach, according to police.
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“We heard some gunshots from that direction and people ran away,” she said, pointing to 67th Street. “A bunch of guys ran away from the store.”

She said she saw people running away after the shooting.

“It is what it is. It happens all the time in this area,” she said. “It’s unfortunate, but it happens regularly.”

“This area right here, they’re doing all the shooting,” said another neighborhood resident. “They need police officers here.”

“They get the cops out of here and start shooting,” she added.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/28/shots-fired-at-nypd-officers-in-queens/ NYPD officers shot in Queens

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