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New York Fire Department personnel saluted as an ambulance and motorcade carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passed by an FDNY honor guard in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday.

The officers were shot at 2:47 p.m. by a gunman who walked up to their parked car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn and without warning fired through the passenger side window, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. "They were, quite simply, assassinated," said Bratton.

New York Fire Department personnel salute as an ambulance and motorcade carrying one of the two New York Police officers who were shot dead passes by in Brooklyn on Saturday.CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters