Fla. EMS providers unhurt in shooting that damaged truck, delayed response to medical call

“They saw someone aiming a gun at their truck and began shooting at their truck,” said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Jeff Levy


By Leila Merrill

UPDATE: (2:02 p.m. CDT, Sept. 20, 2022)

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Lauderhill police have arrested a suspect in a shooting that damaged a Lauderhill Fire Rescue truck Friday, NBC 6 reported

EARLIER: 

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Lauderhill police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that damaged a Lauderhill Fire Rescue truck Friday, WSVN reported.

The crew of Rescue 30 was responding to a medical call when a paramedic saw the shooter, according to WSVN’s previous reporting.

Three EMS providers were in the truck at the time, but none were injured.

“They saw someone aiming a gun at their truck and began shooting at their truck,” said Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Jeff Levy.

The shooting delayed the department’s response.

“Unfortunately, the person they were responding to, that was experiencing chest pain, it was a delayed response because we had to call for another ambulance to respond to that call, so hopefully that person is gonna be OK, and again just thankful the crew is OK. My primary concern is that they were OK,” he said.

The truck’s engine compartment was damaged, authorities said.

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