'I’ve got a paramedic hit': Audio released from shooting of N.C. medic

911 call and radio audio shows how tense the scene was when a Lenoir County paramedic was shot

By Bill Carey 
EMS1 Staff 

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. — Audio from the shooting of a Lenoir County paramedic, while she was on a call in Kinston on May 28, has been released. 

The paramedic was shot once in the chest and the arm while loading a patient into an ambulance. She has since been released from ECU Health Medical Center, WITN reported. 

"Medic 1, Signal L, Signal L," a medic radioed to the communications center, "Communications, I need help now. I’ve got a paramedic hit." Signal L is the term used in Lenoir County for when a scene becomes dangerous or unsafe. 

Dispatchers reported additional information about the shooting as officers were responding to the scene, "All units be advised that caller is advising that she heard shots fired and a car ran into the ambulance at Jack Rountree." 

Police have charged Brennan Hill with five counts of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on an emergency person. 

RELATED: Paramedic shot in N.C.

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