NEW YORK (AP) – Two police officers shot and wounded while patrolling a New York housing project apparently were attacked by a gunman who later killed himself a few miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was delivering his State of the City address.
Police say the officers encountered two people in a stairwell Thursday evening when one of them pulled a gun and opened fire. Both officers were struck. Police say the shooter fled into an apartment.
Officers responding to the scene say they found him in the apartment dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police say a handgun and a shotgun were inside the apartment. A suspect is in custody. Some people in the apartment are being questioned.
The officers have non-life-threatening injuries and are awake and alert at a hospital.
The Democratic mayor raced to the hospital after being told about the shooting when he finished his speech.