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NYPD officer recovering after being shot by possible BB gun in Queens

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JAMAICA, Queens -- A plainclothes officer was injured when he was hit in the forehead by a possible BB pellet in  Jamaica, Queens, officials say.

A police officer was possibly struck by a bb gun pellet. (Shirley Chan/PIX11 News)

A police officer was possibly struck by a bb gun pellet. (Shirley Chan/PIX11 News)

It happened just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 168 Street.

The NYPD is calling the injury to the officer "minor," but say he has been taken to Jamaica Hospital.

Eyewitnesses say they could see the officer bleeding from his face.

No arrests have been made.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.