VIDEO: Ohio Firefighters Ambushed After Responding to Fire
A Youngstown, OH, firefighter was shot Monday night after responding to a fire, and police believe it was a targeted shooting.
It began when the Youngstown Fire Department’s Engine #7 was called about 9 p.m. to a house fire at Halleck and Elm streets.
The crew had just left the fire scene on Elm around 11:15 p.m. and turned onto Halleck, when firefighters saw a man standing in a driveway and then heard gunshots. Rounds passed through both doors of the truck on the left side.
“One hit the driver in the leg. The second went through the back door and actually went through the firefighter’s coat, right in front of his chest,” Fire Chief John O’Neill said.
A perimeter was set up and K-9 units were called in to search the area, but the suspect escaped and remains at large, WKBN TV reports.