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 afternoon one of our members was shot while at work and received non-life threatening injuries and is currently reviving medical care
— IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) August 14, 2015
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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