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NYPD vehicles hit with bullet, firecracker in separate incidents, police say

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 10:08:18-04

Three NYPD officers were injured in two separate incidents Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

In Brooklyn, someone threw a lit firecracker into an unmarked police vehicle with a uniformed officer inside, according to the NYPD. The incident happened near Gates and Stuyvesant avenues around 10:45 p.m.

The officer suffered minor cuts and burns to their hand, according to police.

In the Bronx, meanwhile, a bullet struck the windshield of an NYPD vehicle with two officers inside just before midnight on Alexander Avenue, police said.

The windshield broke and the officers suffered minor cuts from the glass, but they were not shot, according to the NYPD.

It’s unclear if the officers were targeted or hit by a stray bullet, police said.

Both incidents are under investigation and no arrests have been made.

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