- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two emergency medical technician firefighters have been reassigned after failing to diagnose a gunshot wound to a patient they treated.

District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department spokesman Timothy Wilson says the two employees have been reassigned to duties away from patient care after a preliminary investigation.

During Saturday night’s incident, crews responded to a report of a shooting in Washington. Two firefighters found one person with a gunshot wound and took that patient to a hospital. They also found a second person and failed to detect the gunshot wound. Hospital staff treating the second patient later detected the wound.

Wilson says the two firefighters have also been reassigned for additional training.

It’s unclear how the department learned of the missed diagnosis.

Officials continue to investigate the matter.


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