Monday night, a group of men shot and wounded two police officers in an ambush-style attack outside an apartment building in Miami. The Miami Herald newspaper reports that the officers were in an unmarked car at about 10 p.m. at the Annie Coleman housing projects, known as “The Rockies,” when the men walked up to the vehicle and opened fire.
At least one of the officers fired back, John Rivera, president of the Miami-Dade police union, said, and both survived the attack in the city’s Brownsville district.
“They were outnumbered and outgunned. God was watching over them tonight,” Rivera said.
One of the officers was shot in the leg and the other was grazed by a bullet and other police officers near the scene rushed the officers to hospital in the back of a pick-up truck.
The two wounded men are part of a homicide task force-gang unit and they are both in stable conditions at a local hospital.