FIRST RESPONDERS STRUCK BY GUNFIRE AT SCENE – CALIFORNIA

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) — Two first responders were shot in a drive-by shooting in Antioch Saturday night, Contra Costa Fire Officials said.

At around 9 p.m., a firefighter and a paramedic were responding to a medical emergency call for a person with a severe abdominal wound at the 1900 block of Auto Center Drive when they were struck by gunfire.

The suspect then led police on a car chase from Contra Costa County to Emeryville before being arrested after a foot on 2208 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.

The firefighter was shot in the foot and paramedic shot in the leg. Neither injury is life-threatening, officials said.

The name of the original victim has not been released.

https://abc7news.com/antioch-drive-by-shooting-first-responders-shot-firefighter-paramedic-contra-costa-fire-department/10358440/

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/02/20/contra-costa-county-firefighter-and-paramedic-reportedly-shot-in-antioch/

https://www.kron4.com/news/2-first-responders-struck-in-drive-by-shooting-in-antioch/

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/firefighter-paramedic-wounded-in-antioch-drive-by-shooting/

UPDATE FROM THE CONTRA COSTA TWITTER FEED:

The Con Fire firefighter & AMR ambulance Alliance medic struck by gunfire while responding to an EMS call in Antioch this evening are in stable condition & being treated at hospital for non-life-threatening wounds. Antioch PD investigating an apparent drive-by shooting.