Two police officers were killed and another was seriously wounded in a shooting in Bristol, Conn., the authorities said early Thursday.
The Connecticut State Police announced the deaths on Twitter. No other information was given, including the identities of the officers, their departments or the circumstances under which they were working.
“We are still working diligently to gather accurate information from our investigators and all that are involved,” the state police said, and later shared that a procession would escort the two killed officers from Bristol Hospital to the medical examiner’s office in Farmington.
The state police and the Bristol Police Department declined to give more information on Thursday morning.
The shooting occurred late Wednesday in a residential neighborhood in the Redstone Hill Road area of Bristol, a town in central Connecticut about 80 miles northeast of New York City, the television station WFSB reported.
One witness told an NBC reporter at the scene that he heard multiple rounds of gunshots and later heard a helicopter over the area.
This is a developing story.