DC Firefighter Shot While Tending to Shooting Victim: Police – NBC4 Washington

22November 2020

Gunfire struck a D.C. firemen who was tending to a shooting victim in Southwest Washington Sunday night, authorities say.

A guy was shot about 4:20 p.m. in the parking area of the 7-Eleven at the corner of MLK Avenue and South Capitol Street SW, police said.

As firemens and cops reacted to the shooting, gunfire appeared across the street in the 3800 block of Halley Terrace SE.

A bullet struck a D.C. firefighter EMT who was helping the injured guy, police stated. A lady standing at the scene was likewise shot in the hand, according to cops.

The firefighter suffered a graze wound to his leg, News4's Darcy Spencer reports. He was later on released from the healthcare facility and is in great spirits, fire authorities said.

Nobody else was found hurt at the Halley Terrace shooting, police said.

John Donnelly, acting chief for D.C. Fire and EMS, stated the group of firemens who reacted were shaken up throughout the shooting, and the fire engine shielded some of them from getting hurt. Fire authorities state a fire engine was riddled with bullet holes.

Both the man and female who were shot were mindful and breathing and have injuries that are not deadly.

Source: nbcwashington.com

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