A DC firefighter was shot while he was dealing with a shooting victim in Southwest Washington on Sunday afternoon, according to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
He was hit by a bullet in the leg after members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department arrived at the location in response to reports of gunshots around 4 pm.
The reports were relating to a man and woman shot in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven located at the corner of Martin Luther King Avenue and South Capitol Street.
DC Fire and EMS found a man near the 7-Eleven upon arrival and shots were fired one more time, injuring the firefighter who was tending to the victim. He was immediately taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Update – The firefighter EMT is out of the hospital and in good spirits. The whole team from @dcfireems that was on scene is shaken up. The acting chief says the fire truck shielded some of his firefighters. It sustained multiple bullet holes. https://t.co/OOQs6Py42b
— Darcy Spencer (@darcyspencer) November 23, 2020
A woman in the area was shot in the hand and several cars were struck by bullets, as well, during the second shooting. The woman was not intentionally targeted, according to authorities.
Police are investigating the incident via footage captured by surveillance cameras and witness accounts.
The firefighter is now “out of the hospital and in good spirits,” NBC Washington’s Darcy Spencer announced over Twitter.