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Man Shot in Exchange of Gunfire With New York City Police

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According to Associated Press, a man was injured during an exchange of gunfire with New York City police officers in the Bronx, police said.

The shots were fired after police chased a car they determined was stolen into the borough at around midnight Saturday.

Two suspects got out of the car a few blocks from Yankee Stadium. One of them was apprehended and the other exchanged shots with officers as he fled, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said at a briefing.

A police helicopter spotted the 39-year-old man about 10 minutes later in a marshy area near the Major Deegan Expressway, and he was struck during the second exchange of gunfire, Chell said. Officers immediately provided “life-saving” aid on the side of the highway.

The man was hospitalized and police have not provided details of his condition. Police did not say how many times the man was struck or provide his name.

No officers were injured.

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