NYPD: Off-duty cop shot in hand in Queens

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An off-duty NYPD officer was shot in the hand Sunday night and a second person was critically injured, police officials said.

The officer was being treated at Jamaica Hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. The other person was shot in the torso, and he was listed in critical condition, also at Jamaica Hospital, police said.

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The officer, who was not identified, was shot in the left hand near South Road and Inwood Avenue in Jamaica, a police spokeswoman said. Commissioner Ray Kelly was to visit the officer at the hospital, she said.

A police spokesman said circumstances of the shooting were being investigated. Investigators were at the hospital speaking to the injured officer, a police spokeswoman said.

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