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Two Miami-Dade police officers were shot in an ambush last evening.

The officers were investigating an incident at the Annie Coleman Apartments in the county’s north side.

The two officers, part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit, were in plainclothes when they were caught in what police are describing as “an ambush-style” shooting.

CBS News Manuel Bojorquez reported the officers were “conducting surveillance inside an unmarked car when they were targeted.”

Fellow officers transported their wounded colleagues to Jackson Memorial Hospital in the back of a pickup truck.

They were treated for wounds, and are currently in stable condition. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.

The suspect is still at large:

The picture below shows the exact location of the shooting:

Police from multiple agencies have set up a large perimeter and SWAT has been called in.

Anyone with information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest is encouraged to contact the Miami-Dade police department. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez asked the community to help find the attackers, “We need you now to step up to the plate, and if you know something, if you saw something, to say something,” Perez said. “These are the people that are causing havoc in our community and we’re not gonna stop, this is not going to deter us from doing our jobs. This is going to ignite a bigger fire in us to protect our citizens.”

No arrests have been made. If you have any information the Miami-Dade police want you to contact Crime Stoppers at (305)-471-TIPS.

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H/T: USA Today

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