WOODBURY - Officials say two people of interest are in custody for questioning in connection with the shooting of an NYPD officer in Brooklyn last night.

Police say officer Jamil Sarwar and his partner were on foot patrol near the Cypress Hills Housing Development in East New York when they heard gunshots.

Sarwar realized he had been shot in the thigh when the officers took cover inside one of the housing projects.

The officer is in stable condition and recovering at the Jamaica Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.