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Posted at 6:39 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Report: D.C. firefighter shot off-duty

By Washington Post editors

Update, 10:43 a.m.:

The off-duty D.C. firefighter who was shot early Wednesday morning is a 25-year-old man who has been with the department for six years, according to authorities.

He has been on leave without pay since March 2010, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for D.C. Fire/EMS. Piringer did not say why he was placed on leave.

The shooting happened sometime before 2 a.m., but it was not clear where because the man drove himself to a local hospital, officials said.

Piringer said it was unclear why the firefighter didn't call 911 for an ambulance.

Police and fire officials would not release the firefighter's name because he is a witness in the shooting.

This post has been updated.

A District firefighter was in critical condition Thursday morning at Washington Hospital Center with several gunshot wounds, WRC-TV (Channel 4) reported.

Police told the news station that the firefighter, who was off duty at the time, drove himself to the hospital after being shot. He was reportedly undergoing surgery.

The firefighter's name was not released, and no information about the location or circumstances of the shooting was available.

By Washington Post editors  | December 23, 2010; 6:39 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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Comments

Sounds fishy.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 23, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

2a.m., your suspended and your shot.....ok

Posted by: streetutor_x | December 24, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

2a.m., your suspended and your shot.....ok

Posted by: streetutor_x | December 24, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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