Two NYPD officers shot in Bronx while suspect on loose REUTERS

Two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers have been shot while responding to a robbery call in the Bronx and the suspects remain at large.

The officers are injured but their wounds are not life-threatening and are expected to survive.

No suspect has been taken into custody as yet. The shooting took place just near the intersection of East 184<sup>th Street and Tiebout Avenue at about 22:30 local time.

One of the officers was shot in the back while the other was grazed by a bullet.

Police have confirmed the officers were not the victims of a targeted attack. At least two assailants are believed to be involved in the incident.

A patrol helicopter was seen swirling above the shooting area while an investigation into the incident is on.

According to an initial probe, the suspects fled the scene in a car, before crashing and abandoning the vehicle in a nearby locality, reports NBC New York citing a police source.

The shooting has taken place just weeks after two NYPD officers were fatally shot in a reprisal attack.