Chief says firefighter grazed by gunshot off the job
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee's fire chief says a firefighter who suffered a bullet graze wound to the head while responding to a medical call didn't realized he had been injured until after he took care of his patient.
Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing said Tuesday the unidentified firefighter felt blood on the side of his head and realized he had been wounded by someone shooting at the ambulance shortly after midnight Monday. Authorities say the first responders were called to help a person who was having trouble breathing.
The chief said at a news conference that he was angry when he heard about the firefighter's injury and frustrated that someone would shoot at an ambulance. Rohlfing says the firefighter was treated and released and remains off the job.