Suspects in Florida shot two Miami-Dade County police officers in an “ambush-style attack” Monday night.
The two plainclothes officers, members of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit, were in the middle of an investigation when the shooting occurred, reports USA Today. They were ambushed as they sat in their unmarked police cruiser.
Other officers at the scene took the two wounded cops to the hospital in a pickup truck. Both officers are in stable condition and are expected to survive.
Authorities were searching for six people Tuesday morning in connection to the shooting, authorities said. One of the shooters was in his late teens and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that only showed his eyes.
“They were outnumbered and outgunned. God was watching over them tonight,’’ John Rivera, Miami-Dade union president, said.
“Individuals like this that have the audacity to ambush a vehicle unprovoked and open fire like that, are individuals in this community that are causing havoc and terrorizing this community day in and day out,” Maj. Hector Llevat said. “These are the officers that were out here to put a stop to that.”
Miami authorities are searching for the suspects, who are either 17 or 18 years old and wore dark sweatshirts when they shot officers, police said.
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