The Miami-Dade Police Department has confirmed that two police detectives were shot in an ambush-style attack in Northwest Miami-Dade Monday evening.
The two police officers were shot just before 10 p.m. near Northwest 62nd Street and 20th Avenue. The Miami-Dade police said the two men were conducting an undercover gang investigation at the Andy Coleman Apartments when they were shot.
The two were rushed into Jackson Memorial Hospital where they’ll be receiving medical attention. Upon arrival in the hospital, the two men appeared to have sustained very minor injuries. They were taken to the hospital in a pickup truck and were being aided by Miami-Dade police officers.
The police said that the injured detectives are in stable condition and in good spirits. Reports indicated that one of the officers is an 11-year veteran while the other has been on the force for 26 years.
One of the detectives was shot in the arm while the other was hit in the leg. Despite taking a hit, one of the detectives managed to fire his gun. However, is not clear if it hit any of the attackers.
Authorities are conducting a search for the suspects at the scene of the shooting. There were helicopters at the scene as the manhunt was taking place. The area was blocked off as the police investigated the incident. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez arrived at the hospital where the officers were being admitted.
Both urged the public to help in finding the shooters. Juan Perez expressed his concern as he wished the detectives speedy recovery. The Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates offered support to the injured officers on Twitter. Oates said he was ready to offer any support needed.
The authorities have urged the public to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers if anyone happens to have information on the case. Perez asked the public to step up to the plate and help find the shooters who were involved in the incident.