Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack

Both officers expected to survive after being shot
Posted at 2:51 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 09:19:47-04

Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in a shooting.

Authorities say the plainclothes officers were shot in "an ambush-style attack" Monday night while investigating at the Annie Coleman Apartments on the city's north side.

"These people if they're willing to do that to our own officers are causing havoc in our community, causing chaos in people's lives. Putting people below the ground. That's what these guys are, murders." said Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez.

The officers were part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit.

Perez says fellow officers used a pickup truck to transport their wounded colleagues to the hospital. Perez says they are listed in stable condition and expected to survive. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The suspects remain at large. Perez urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact authorities.

"We need you now to step up to the plate. If you know something," said Perez. "If you saw something to say something. Today is the day you need to stand up to bring justice for what occurred here."

Police continue to investigate at the scene.