What kind of person shoots a firefighter? This story just makes me want to spit!
Youngstown firefighters were responding to a fire… responding to possibly save lives while putting their own lives on the line. As the crews were wrapping up the call 2 and a half hours later something truly disturbing occurred.
Just as the firefighters were about leave on Engine #7 and head back to the firehouse, gunshots began to fly past them. Bullets came through the fire truck hitting Lt. Paul Litton in the leg. The rounds went through the front door and the back door. Lt. Litton was unfortunately struck in the front seat and luckily he is expected a full recovery. Bullets flying through the back door so narrowly missed firefighter Dwayne Montgomery that bullet barely missed his chest as it passed through his turnout coat.
Police do NOT believe this was an accident but that it was a targeted event. They immediately released k-9 units on the premises to investigate. Officers say that there was nothing random about the shooting.
The Fire Chief, John O’Neill agreed saying, “I don’t think they were stray bullets. There were a few shots taken, and we have at least two bullet holes in the truck. Now it’s going to be up to the police. Hopefully, the police will get on this and get someone right away and find out what’s going on and why they did it.”
“The firefighter shot in the leg is — I saw him early again this morning — seems to be doing quite well, under the circumstances. A lot of pain, obviously. Hopefully he might get released today if all goes well,” he said.
This event happened Monday. The saddest part of it all is searching MSNBC or CNN shows no trace of this story on their sites. They prefer parading the families of known and convicted criminals who get shot by police while armed on their news stories. Maybe because it creates rioting that only gives them more flashy news to report on. If the firefighters were shot by police officers while robbing a bank.. perhaps this would have been news. Instead they were shot by thugs while saving lives. CNN knows that pointing out that good people get hurt just doesn’t play into their propaganda strategy to create chaos.