HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A N.Y. lieutenant was shot in the leg at a large firehouse party Sunday morning.
The unidentified Hempstead Fire Department Lt. was taken to the hospital after being shot, but his injury is described as non-life threatening, according to Newsday.
Fire Chief Scott Clark said that there were a couple hundred people outside the firehouse when he arrived at the scene. The party had been called a "baby shower" by a department member who reserved the firehouse.
"Obviously, it was not a baby shower," Chief Clark said. "This definitely would not have been approved."
The four-year veteran who reserved the firehouse has been suspended.
The injured Lt. has been with the department for more than a decade and is good standing.
An internal investigation has been launched into the matter.
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Vinny DeSantisMonday, November 12, 2012 6:32:42 PMI'm not gonna say it......
Joe GennusaMonday, November 12, 2012 6:43:40 PMBig red menaces.....
Michael CecereMonday, November 12, 2012 6:58:50 PMThis is right in my backyard...
Jim HalabyMonday, November 12, 2012 7:35:19 PMWhat are you not gonna say?
Steven JacksonMonday, November 12, 2012 9:49:05 PMIt ain't a party 'till someone catches a bullet!
Vinny DeSantisTuesday, November 13, 2012 5:24:06 AMGun play at a "baby shower"......was that a firehouse in Long Island or a nightclub in the 67??
Jim Doodle RamousTuesday, November 13, 2012 9:59:45 AMDis party aight...somebody need to bust a cap up in this bitch to get the joint jumpin!
Vito LeoneTuesday, November 13, 2012 10:14:11 AMI've been to a few baby shower and I too felt the need to be armed and shoot so somebody. You never know whats gonna happen there
Ronny TaylorWednesday, November 14, 2012 7:59:08 PMIn good standing....at least on the other leg.
Lee McMurrayWednesday, November 14, 2012 8:04:05 PMI see what you did there....
Ronny TaylorThursday, November 15, 2012 4:52:17 AMGlad you liked it...