2 police officers shot at Melrose Houses in the Bronx; officers expected to survive

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Bill Ritter has the news update.

Two New York Police Department officers have been shot in a public housing complex.

A spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says it happened Thursday night in the Bronx. Spokeswoman Karen Hinton says one of the officers was shot in the face and the other was shot in an arm. She doesn't have any more details.

The officers have been hospitalized. Their conditions are unknown.

De Blasio was delivering his State of the City speech about 5 miles away when the shooting happened. His spokeswoman says he was briefed as soon as he left the stage and was headed to the hospital.

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