The New York Police Department are searching for two suspects after two police officers were shot by thieves following a robbery at a Deli in the Bronx yesterday.
Officers Andrew Dossi and Aliro Pellarano were being treated in hospital for bullet wounds after a shootout late on Monday night.
The attack comes just over two weeks after two other NYPD officers were shot dead as they waited in their squad car in Brooklyn on 20 December.
According to local reports, Mr Dossi, 30, and Mr Pellarano, 38, were approaching the end of their shifts when they reached the restaurant on Tiebout Avenue in the Bronx at 1030pm on Monday evening.
On arrival, the two officers were met by two thieves who opened fire.
Dossi was hit in the arm and back, while Pellarano received wounds to the arm and chest.
The two suspects then hijacked a white Camaro before abandoning the vehicle.
The two officers are still being treated at St Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx and both are thought to be in stable conditions.
The NYPD believe that one of the suspects could also have been injured during the shootout.
The latest attack on NYPD officers comes just two weeks after Wenjian Liu, 32, and Officer Rafael Ramos, 40 were shot dead by Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in their squad car in Brooklyn.
The deaths of the two officers has led to fraught relations between Mayor of New York and the NYPD police labour unions who believe that DeBlasio betrayed them after supporting demonstrations anti-police violence demonstrations following the decision not to indict the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner last month.
On Sunday, hundreds of police officers turned their backs on DeBlasio as he read a eulogy for the slain Wenjinan Liu.
During the conference, DeBlasio commended the two injured officers for their “bravery” and “commitment” in “going above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers.”