Wis. firefighter shot while moving patient to ambulance
The firefighter suffered a graze wound to the head as crews responded to a patient having trouble breathing
The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee firefighter suffered a graze wound after gunshots were fired at an ambulance.
According to a city news release, the fire department's first responders were dispatched to help a patient who was having trouble breathing around 12:10 a.m. Monday. They were transferring the person to the ambulance when shots were fired in their direction.
A firefighter had a graze wound to the right side of his head and was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released.
In a statement, Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said the shooting will heighten their awareness but won't stop them from helping citizens. He also demanded a stop to gun violence in the city.
Bullets come within inches of Curtis Ambulance EMT's working on patient near 40th/Lisbon overnight. pic.twitter.com/30UbwlMPeN— Hillary Mintz (@HILLARY_MINTZ) July 6, 2015