BREAKING: Cop shot in Queens during apparent gun battle with suspect, sources say

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An NYPD officer in Queens was shot Monday afternoon in an apparent firefight, sources familiar with the investigation said.

Although information is still continuing to emerge, sources with immediate knowledge of the incident report that the officer engaged in a gunfight with a suspect on Beach 19th Street and Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, within the 101st Precinct’s confines, at about 5:52 p.m. on March 25.

Both the gunman and the officer were apparently struck by gunfire. While the suspect’s condition is not immediately known, sources say the officer suffered a bullet wound to the abdomen.

Police and EMS swiftly set up a transportation route to get the wounded officer to Jamaica Hospital, where he is now being treated. His condition is not yet known.

This is a developing story; check with amNY.com later for additional updates.