Off-duty NYPD officer shot in the Bronx

- An off-duty NYPD officer was grazed by a bullet when he was caught in the middle of a gun battle in the streets of the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.

Police are looking for four people in connection with the shooting. It happened just after midnight on Monday.

Two groups of unidentified men confronted each other and then started shooting handguns at each other in front of 456 East 137 Street. A 33-year-old off-duty New York City Police Officer, who was sitting in the driver's seat of his personal vehicle, was grazed in the right shoulder area as one of the rounds entered through the driver's side window of the vehicle.

The ran away before back-up arrived.

EMS transported the victim to Lincoln hospital, where he was treated and released.
 
Police released video that captured the incident.  The individuals are described as having a dark complexion, wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, dark pants and dark shoes.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.  Police say that all calls are strictly confidential.

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