Two people have been hospitalized in serious condition following a police-involved shooting in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens on Monday afternoon, according to the FDNY.
An NYPD official has tweeted that there are no fatalities. A video from the scene, shared by a tipster, captures the sound of one gun shot followed by a scream.
Before the shot rings out, the person taking the video passes over police officers staking out a residential building on 66th Street near Hull Avenue. "Oh he got his gun out!" the person says of one cop. And then, "Oh they all go their guns out, man."
A woman approaches the open door of the building, calls in "Lisa?", and enters. Soon after she exits, holding what appears to be a baby, the shot rings out.
Police sources told NBC that one civilian was shot in the midst of a "struggle with police over a gun" after cops responded to a call about an alleged robbery. According to the source, a woman called in a report about an intruder in her home. Police encountered the alleged robber, and a chase ensued.
First responders discovered the victims near the intersection of 66th Street and Hull Avenue at 1:55 p.m., and transported both to Elmhurst Hospital in serious condition. Police sources told DNAInfo that one of the victims, a woman, sustained a serious head injury. It wasn't immediately clear if the injury was from a gunshot. The second, a man, was reportedly shot in the groin.
The NYPD declined to comment on the shooting ahead of a briefing scheduled for later this afternoon. We will update with any additional information.
[Update 5:00]: This piece has been updated to include a longer version of the video.