Baltimore Firefighter Injured in Double Shooting

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Baltimore_City_Fire_Department_A Baltimore firefighter was one of two people injured when a man opened fire in West Baltimore on Friday afternoon, police said. The shooting happened near a fire station at the corner of W. Garrison Blvd. and Liberty Heights Ave.

In a media briefing broadcast over Periscope, Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the 43-year-old firefighter was shot in the hand, and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. He was in uniform and on-duty when he was shot.

“This strikes me as extremely arrogant and disrespectful,” Davis said.

 

A 65-year-old man was also injured in the leg, and is believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Davis said the suspect, who is still at-large, left a cell phone store after an apparent dispute inside. He then opened fire. He is described as an African American male in his 20’s, nearly 6 ft. tall, with a slim build  and no facial hair.

 



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