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NYPD: 2 officers shot during apparent robbery in Queens

Posted at 7:34 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 19:34:30-05

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say two officers have been shot during an apparent armed robbery.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at a store in the Richmond Hill section of Queens.

The officers' condition weren't immediately known. Mayor Bill de Blasio is at the hospital.

Police tweeted that people should expect a police presence and heavy traffic and that they should avoid the area.

In December, a police officer on Staten Island was hit by friendly fire as officers responding to a domestic dispute call shot and killed a man carrying a knife.