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NY officer shot at Miami Beach hotel

MIAMI BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A New York police officer is in the hospital after a shootout at a Miami Beach hotel.

The shooting took place in the courtyard of the hotel where the NYPD detective was staying on vacation.

Residents and tourists woke up to the gunfire at around 7 a.m. Saturday. "I heard the first two, and after that it was like non-stop. But I knew it was at least 10 or 12," said one witness.

After the shooting, Miami Beach police rushed to the hotel -- some carrying rifles.

The detective was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. Police say the other person involved in the shootout fled the scene.

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