CRIME

Manhunt under way for at least 2 suspects who shot and wounded 2 NYPD officers in the Bronx

  • ADDS DAY AND DATE - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, second left, stands by as New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, second right, speaks at a news conference at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx section of New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, after two New York City police officers were shot late Monday night. The two officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Tom McElroy)

    ADDS DAY AND DATE - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, second left, stands by as New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton, second right,¬†speaks at a news conference at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx section of New York, early Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, after two New York City police officers were shot late Monday night. The two officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (AP Photo/Tom McElroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo from a surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department, an alleged suspect orders food at a Chinese restaurant in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the five plainclothes officers, part of an anti-crime unit, were in a car when they spotted two possible suspects in the robbery, one outside a Chinese restaurant and another inside it. (AP Photo/NYPD)

    In this photo from a surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department, an alleged suspect orders food at a Chinese restaurant in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the five plainclothes officers, part of an anti-crime unit, were in a car when they spotted two possible suspects in the robbery, one outside a Chinese restaurant and another inside it. (AP Photo/NYPD)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the New York Police Department, an alleged suspect used this gun to fire on police officers in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the five plainclothes officers, part of an anti-crime unit, were in a car when they spotted two possible suspects in the robbery, one outside a Chinese restaurant and another inside it. (AP Photo/NYPD)

    In this photo provided by the New York Police Department, an alleged suspect used this gun to fire on police officers in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was still underway hours later for a pair of suspects, authorities said. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the five plainclothes officers, part of an anti-crime unit, were in a car when they spotted two possible suspects in the robbery, one outside a Chinese restaurant and another inside it. (AP Photo/NYPD)  (The Associated Press)

A manhunt is under way for at least two suspects who shot and wounded two New York City police officers responding to a robbery.

Both officers are in critical but stable condition.

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. Monday near East 184th Street in the Tremont section of the Bronx.

The officers were coming off their shift when they and three other plainclothes officers responded to a report of a grocery store robbery.

Police were trying to determine whether a man who later walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to his back was connected to the case.

The shooting came about two weeks after two officers were fatally shot while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the officers went "above and beyond the call to protect their fellow New Yorkers."