NYPD: Officer hospitalized with gunshot wound

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An off-duty NYPD officer was hospitalized with a gunshot wound, and authorities are now investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.

Police say the injured officer was found in the passenger seat of a Honda Accord shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday near Wythe Avenue and Williamsburg Street in Williamsburg.

They say preliminary investigations show the gunshot may have been self-inflicted -- but reports say another person may have been in the car when shots were fired.

The officer is in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing.

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