Ohio firefighter shot at scene of house fire

  • Source: WKBN-TV (Youngstown)
  • Published: 12/06/2016 12:00 AM

Youngstown police confirmed that a Youngstown firefighter was shot Monday after responding to a fire. It began when crews were called about 9 p.m. to a house fire at Halleck and Elm streets. As crews were leaving the scene around 10:30 p.m., shots were fired and bullets came through the fire truck, hitting a firefighter in the leg. A perimeter was set up and K-9 units were called in to search the area. Fire Chief John O’Neill said he doesn’t think the shooting was random and that police are treating it as a targeted shooting. O’Neill said one bullet went through the coat of a firefighter in the back of the truck and another bullet hit the driver in the right leg.


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