FF-EMT shot while helping victim, apparatus peppered with gunfire
As DC Fire and EMS assisted shooting victims, gun fire erupted, injuring one firefighter-EMT and damaging apparatus
By Rachel Engel
WASHINGTON — A D.C. Fire and EMS firefighter-EMT was shot as he tended to a shooting victim early Sunday morning.
First responders responded to a call of a man injured with a single gunshot wound, but gunfire then erupted across the street from the initial scene, NBC 4 reported.
A bullet grazed the leg of the firefighter-EMT treating the injured man, and he was transported to the hospital. He was later released and is in "good spirits," according to his coworkers.
A woman standing near the scene was also shot in her hand. Both she and the man originally injured were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Acting chief of DCFEMS, John Donnelly, said the incident rattled the team at the scene. Several department members were saved by the placement of the fire truck, which was full of bullet holes after the incident.
Shortly after 4:30 PM, a member of #DCsBravest was assisting with treatment of a gunshot victim when more shots were fired in the area. The firefighter suffered a gunshot injury, & was treated & subsequently released from the hospital. Thanks all of you who expressed concern.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) November 23, 2020