Two Cops Wounded in Crazy Bronx Shooting

One shot in leg, one in face

By Ida Siegal and Hasani Gittens
|  Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010  |  Updated 11:14 PM EDT
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The scene after a near-deadly shooting in the Bronx

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The scene after a near-deadly shooting in the Bronx

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Two NYPD Officers Shot in The Bronx

One bullet wounded two NYPD officers in a wild police shooting in the Bronx.
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Two cops were wounded in the Bronx Tuesday night in a wild shooting involving a pitbull, a gang of thugs and a ricocheting bullet.

The incident began when someone called in a tip about drug activity near Davidson Avenue and West Fordham Road around  8 p.m., police said.

Two undercover cops were sent by the location to investigate, but their were confronted by unfriendly locals suspected them of in fact being cops, and continued to harassed them.

That caused plainclothed cops who did identify themselves to come upon the scene to break up the harassment. But, cops say, someone released a pitbull from a basement specifically to attack the cops.

One officer fired at the dog, but the bullet ricocheted off of something and then struck two other cops, officials said. One was hit in the leg and the other was grazed in the face.

Both were taken to Jacobi Hospital where they were in stable condition.

Eight people involved in the harassment were arrested, cops said. Charges were pending.

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