By Associated Press - Sunday, February 2, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) - A 36-year-old Chicago firefighter responding to a car fire early Sunday was shot in the leg, authorities said.

Firefighters arrived at the scene on the city’s northwest side around 1 a.m. Sunday when someone began shooting, according to Fire Commissioner Richard Ford II.

“They heard shots fired and took cover,” Ford said at a news conference.



However, one six-year department veteran was hit in the lower left leg. He is expected to make a full recovery with physical therapy, officials said.

Ford said it did not appear the firefighter was targeted.

Police have not made any arrests in the attack.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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