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Two Camden County police detectives are recovering after a gunman ambushed them Tuesday night.

The officers were dressed in plain clothes and sitting inside an unmarked vehicle at a red light on Mount Vernon Street and Broadway around 8:30 p.m. As they were waiting, at least one gunman approached them and fired anywhere between 10 and 25 rounds, according to officials.

One of the officers fired back and the suspect fled the scene. Investigators have not yet confirmed whether or not the suspect was hit.

Both officers were taken to Cooper University Hospital, where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. They are both expected to survive and are surrounded by relatives, officials said.

Police are currently searching for at least one suspect. Philadelphia police are aiding in the investigation and say the suspect was in a white van with bullet holes on the driver's side.

The van has the Pennsylvania license plate KKJ2047 and is registered as a 2006 Ford in Hatboro police said. Investigators also said the van may be occupied by two men wearing dark shirts and blue jeans.

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The shooting occurred the same night as National Night Out, a nationwide event in which communities across the country join local police departments in an effort to build better relationships.

Four National Night Out events were taking place in Camden at the time of the shooting, two of which occurred less than 2 miles away.

"Unfortunately, on a night when we were supposed to be celebrating safety, two of our detectives were engaged as victims," Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said. "I can tell you every cop in this land would say we'd rather have it us than the citizenry. But it's an unfortunate event."

If you have any information on the shooting, please call Philadelphia police or Camden County police.

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