Off-Duty Long Island Cop Hurt in Shooting: NYPD

Two people have been arrested after an off-duty Long Island police officer was hurt in a shooting during an attempted robbery in the Bronx, officials say. 

The officer from the Hempstead Police Department was grazed in the leg at Sedgwick Avenue and Hall of Fame Terrace in the University Heights neighborhood, the NYPD said. 

It appeared he got into an accident, but when he got out of his vehicle to exchange information, it turned out to be a robbery attempt, the NYPD said. 

The car he was driving was rear-ended by a black Camry, according to police. A red Nissan pulled up after the collision took place. 

Police are investigating whether the officer's injuries were self-inflicted. He was treated at St. Barnabas Hospital. 

The two people involved in the shooting, a 19-year-old and a 24-year-old, were treated for injuries at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, police said. They were taken into custody.  

The occupants of the Nissan haven't yet been apprehended, according to police.

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