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U/D Debalsio and NYPD Brass at Press conference, Photo of car the suspects Carjacked to get away. Gun Recovered. http://t.co/oEoHYFGwmd
A scare for the New York City police department. Just weeks after two officers were murdered while sitting in their patrol car--- two more officers were shot Monday evening while responding to a robbery and the manhunt is still on for the two suspects. New surveillance video could help identify the men involved in the shooting. Investigators say the video shows one suspect opening fire on the officers who were responding to a grocery store robbery in The Bronx.
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers guard the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers guard the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers guard the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: A police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers investigate the scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers guard the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is joined by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (R) as he speaks at a news conference at police headquarters to announce new figures on decreasing crime and violence January 5, 2015 in New York City. On Sunday, police officers defied Bratton by turning their backs on the mayor once again during his speech at the funeral for an officer fatally shot last month with his partner in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Police officers investigate the crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: A police officer guards the perimeter of a crime scene where two police officers were shot and wounded last night while responding to a robbery on January 6, 2015 in the Fordham Heights neighborhood of the Bronx borough of New York City. The shootings come at a time of high tension between the police department and mayor after two officers were assassinated last month. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Family for one of the officers just arrived at St. Barnabas Hospital #nypd http://t.co/xclh2XvzNN
Two Plainclothes Officers Are Shot in the Bronx http://t.co/syR2lwlbpS http://t.co/pyiMMaygEY
U/D Bronx: Massive search underway for 1 or 2 suspects still on the loose. 1 Possible being hold in NY Presbyterian. http://t.co/GD0I1n4A2s
Cops who were shot were going off-duty when call came in for robbery and jumped in car to respond #NYPD
Officers shot 30 y/o male gun shot would to left arm and Lower back, critical but stable 38 y/o male shot in chest, stable condition #NYPD
Police have recovered a 44 caliber ruger with a 7 inch barrel at one of the scenes. Matches gun used at robbery. @CommissBratton
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NEW YORK (AP) -- A manhunt was under way Tuesday for at least two suspects who shot and wounded two New York City plainclothes police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx.

Both officers were listed in stable condition.

Police say one of the suspects may have been wounded in the gunfire. They were trying to determine whether a man who later walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his back was connected to the incident.

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday near East 184th Street in the Tremont section. The officers were coming off their shift when they and three other plainclothes officers responded to a report of a grocery store robbery.

They went above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers. Thank God the officers are doing well and will recover," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the hospital where the officers are recovering.

The shooting came about two weeks after two officers were fatally shot while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn, and on the same day that the city touted record low crime levels.

Monday night's shooting unfolded as officers were searching for suspects for an armed robbery that occurred minutes earlier at a grocery store.

Police Commissioner William Bratton said the officers, part of an anti-crime unit, were in a car when they spotted two possible suspects in the robbery - one outside a Chinese restaurant and another inside it.

He said when the officers got out, the suspect in the restaurant opened fire, forcing the officers to shoot back. The two suspects fled and then carjacked a white Camaro, which was later found abandoned. A revolver was recovered nearby.

The commissioner said police are reviewing video that they hope will help them identify the suspects.

The organization COP SHOT, Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, has offered a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

The two officers were not identified. They were described as a 30-year-old who was shot in his left arm and lower back, and a 38-year-old hit in his left arm and chest.

On Dec. 20, Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car by a man who vowed online to kill "pigs." The man opened fire, then ran into a subway where he shot himself to death.

Ramos was buried Dec. 27; Liu was buried Sunday. Tens of thousands of officers from around the country attended the funerals. Many turned their backs as de Blasio spoke because some say he is anti-police.

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