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Rolling gun battle forces St. Louis firefighters to scramble

August 6, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One man is critically injured after a rolling gun battle erupted outside a St. Louis firehouse, forcing firefighters to scramble for cover.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that no firefighters were injured in the shootings around 7 a.m. Monday. The lone gunshot victim was found outside the firehouse and medics ran to help him.

Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says a dozen firefighters were at Engine House No. 32 when occupants of two cars began shooting at each other.

Firefighters closed the garage door at the front of the firehouse, but not before two people ran in claiming they had been shot. It turned out they had not been shot.

One of the cars slammed into the private vehicle of a firefighter. Four firefighters found bullet holes in their private vehicles.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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