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Firefighter shot at firehouse party

The Lt. was shot at a "baby shower" with 200 attendees

By FireRescue1 Staff

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 DeSantis Vinny DeSantis Monday, November 12, 2012 6:32:42 PM I'm not gonna say it......
Joe Gennusa Joe Gennusa Monday, November 12, 2012 6:43:40 PM Big red menaces.....
Michael Cecere Michael Cecere Monday, November 12, 2012 6:58:50 PM This is right in my backyard...
Jim Halaby Jim Halaby Monday, November 12, 2012 7:35:19 PM What are you not gonna say?
Steven Jackson Steven Jackson Monday, November 12, 2012 9:49:05 PM It ain't a party 'till someone catches a bullet! :-/
Vinny DeSantis Vinny DeSantis Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:24:06 AM Gun play at a "baby shower"......was that a firehouse in Long Island or a nightclub in the 67??
Jim Doodle Ramous Jim Doodle Ramous Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:59:45 AM Dis party aight...somebody need to bust a cap up in this bitch to get the joint jumpin!
Vito Leone Vito Leone Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:14:11 AM I'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
Donny Trailer Donny Trailer Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:59:08 PM In good least on the other leg.
Lee McMurray Lee McMurray Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:04:05 PM I see what you did there....
Donny Trailer Donny Trailer Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:52:17 AM Glad you liked it...

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