Two New York City police officers were shot Monday night in the Bronx after responding to reports of a robbery, according to the New York Daily News.
According to the Daily News, "Andrew Dossi, 30, was shot in the arm and back, while Officer Aliro Pellerano, 38, was shot in the arm and abdomen." Both officers were rushed to a local hospital and are expected to survive but have been listed in "guarded" condition, according to the news site.
"This is absolutely a case of officers going above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers," Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been at odds with police for his support of protesters against police violence, told the Daily News. "This is another indicator of the dangers that all officers face in the line of duty. We depend on them to keep this whole city safe."
According to the Daily News, the shooting began around 10:30 p.m. after police were called to an attempted robbery at the Welcome 2 Yemen deli. Police confronted two suspects, and one of the men reportedly began shooting at the police. Police returned fire, hitting the suspect in the back. The shooter fled, carjacked a white Camaro that he crashed not far from the incident and escaped on foot. Police reportedly found a revolver inside the vehicle, the Daily News reports.
Police told the Daily News that both suspects—described as men approximately 25-30 years old and wearing dark clothing—are still at large.
Monday's shooting comes only weeks after a crazed gunman shot and killed two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos, while they sat in their patrol car.
Read more at the New York Daily News.