Officer assigned to guard NYC mayor shot with pellet gun

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Posted: Aug 23, 2015 11:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a police officer assigned to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's security detail was shot with a pellet gun in front of the mayor's home.

It happened at Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence in Manhattan, around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

A police spokesman says the officer was exiting an unmarked police vehicle when she "felt pain in the lower back."

Investigators believe she was shot with a pellet gun. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and released.

Police say the mayor was not home at the time.

An 18-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were taken into custody for questioning. No charges have been filed.

Police say several windows in the neighborhood also have been damaged by pellet gun fire recently.