Chicago-A Chicago firefighter was shot at the scene of a care fire in Albany Park early Sunday.
Police say after 1 a.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of W. Wilson Ave, the 36-year-old firefighter was responding to a car fire when an “unknown individual” began firing shots.
One of the shots struck the firefighter in the left leg. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition. Trauma surgeon, Dr. Juan Santiago Gonzalez, said the victim was doing very well. "We are expecting a full recovery in six to eight weeks," Dr. Gonzalez said.
CFD officials said they are confident this was no a targeted attack. "We don't believe that to be the case," CFD Commissioner Richard C. Ford II said. "95% of the time the public, in fact, is very caring about the fire department...I just think this is something that was unfortunate.”
“Our motto is ‘we’re there when you need us,’” Ford said. “We go when the bell rings.”
Police also said three illegal guns have been recovered from an apartment near the scene.