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NYPD cops shoot man driving toward them in stolen van

Police opened fire on a man driving towards them in a stolen van in Brooklyn Wednesday night, according to the NYPD and sources.

The man was struck in the leg by a bullet that appears to have pierced the vehicle, sources said, and he is in stable condition.

The altercation unfolded after officers spotted two men rummaging through a vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. near Pitkin Avenue and Georgia Avenue in East New York, according to sources and police.

As officers approached, one of the men jumped into a stolen van and drove towards police, sources said.

At least one officer opened fire in the shooting, sources said.

The man who was struck fled in the van before police stopped him about a half-mile away near Pennsylvania and Jamaica Avenue, police said.

Police took the man into custody before he was taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment, authorities said.

Several officers were also evaluated at nearby hospitals.

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