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Friday, July 5, 2013

Brooklyn - NYPD cop shot in leg

A New York Police Department officer on foot patrol has been shot in the leg in an incident in Brooklyn. Authorities say the officer is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.

NYPD chief spokesman Paul Browne says Officer Jamil Sarwar was in the Cypress Hills housing development in the East New York section shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday and was wounded in the right leg.

Browne says the shot appears to have originated from 1 of the buildings in the development, possibly from a rooftop.

He says it's unclear if the officer was targeted or if the shot was random.

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