Miami officers wounded in 'ambush-style' shooting

Katie RamirezMar 29, 2017

Two undercover Miami-Dade officers were shot Monday night in the northwest portion of the country, police said.

The shooting occurred at around 10 p.m.in Brownsville.

Miami authorities are searching for the suspects, who are either 17 or 18 years old and wore dark sweatshirts when they shot officers, police said.

NBC 6 cameras captured both men being rushed into Jackson Memorial Hospital. Woods was treated and released, police said.

The wounded officers are Terrence White, 47, and Charles Woods, 37, police announced Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson told WSVN the officers are undercover officers and are now in stable condition. One of the two officers was able to return fire, but it's unknown if either of the two assailants were struck, police said.

Authorities reportedly described the shooting as "ambush-style." According to the Miami Herald, the officers were shot while inside their unmarked minivan, and six suspects are believed to have been involved.

Police have not yet apprehended any suspects in the shooting.

Fellow officers used a pickup truck to bring their wounded colleagues to the hospital, Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said.

CBS4's Silva Harapetian noted there were several helicopters in the air assisting in the search and saw SWAT passing through the area.

He then asked for those with information to come forward.

"Our prayers go out to the speedy recovery of our officers and their families that really had the scare of their life tonight", Perez said.

"They are lucky to be alive".

"We need you to step up to the plate".

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