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NYC police officer injured after bullet hits patrol car

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer on patrol in a marked vehicle was injured Thursday when a bullet struck the driver’s side window, shattering the glass.

Police said the detective’s arm was injured at about 4:30 p.m. at a Brooklyn intersection after a round smashed the window. It was not clear if the detective, who was driving, was injured by the bullet or the glass.

But NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a news briefing that the injury was not life threatening.

Police believe the shooter was trying to hit another vehicle, but hit the police car as it pulled into the intersection. The two officers left the car and tried the catch the shooter, who eluded them. They recovered a 9 mm firearm.

“Thank God these officers will be going home tonight,” Mayor Eric Adams said at the briefing. “We’re going to do everything possible to find the person who is guilty of this shooting and continue our pursuit to rid our streets of guns.”