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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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