Written by Staff Writer
21 Dec, 2014 | 11:11 am
A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself
The head of the New York police said the men had been “targeted for their uniform”.
The gunman ran into a nearby subway station where he then shot himself, officials say.
Earlier, the attacker shot and injured his ex-girlfriend and had posted anti-police messages on social media.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said anyone who saw postings indicating a threat to the police should report them to the authorities. The “whole city was in mourning” after the shootings, he said.
The shootings come at a time when New York city police are facing intense scrutiny for their tactics, the BBC’s Samira Hussein reports from New York.
The decision sparked protests in New York and other cities across the US.
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