Police exchange gunfire while responding to altercation

Police say they were responding to a robbery in Morrisania Tuesday afternoon when there was an exchange of gunfire between at least one of the suspects and the police.

Police say they were responding to a robbery in Morrisania Tuesday afternoon when there was an exchange of gunfire between at least one of the suspects and the police. (11/8/16)

THE BRONX - Authorities say there was an exchange of gunfire Tuesday after officers responded to a commotion outside a building in Morissania.

Officials say they were on routine patrol when they got involved in an altercation that spilled onto the street at 862 164th St.

They say there were four suspects involved and that one of them had a gun. After an exchange of gunfire, police say one of the suspects was wounded from a bullet with a graze to the right hip and left knee.

The suspects then started to run and plainclothes officers ordered them to stop. The officers chased the suspects from Rev. James Polite Avenue to Intervale.

They say two suspects are in custody. They are searching for the other two. One of the suspects who has not been found may have been the one who was injured.

Police recovered a gun at the scene.

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