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Man allegedly holding BB gun, shot and critically injured by police in East Flatbush

EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — A man was critically injured in a police-involved shooting Thursday night, officials say.

It happened just after 10 p.m. at East 34th Street and Church Avenue in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

Police sources say officers responded to the report of a man with a gun.

Police arrived and tried to take the man into custody, but he tried to run away with what appeared to be a gun in his hand, police said.

An officer shot at the suspect, hitting him in the leg, and was taken into custody, said police.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

Investigators retrieved the firearm, which appeared to be a BB gun.

No officers were injured, police said.

An investigation is ongoing.

PIX11's Myles Miller contributed to this report.