A Richmond fire crew was apparently caught in the cross-fire of a drive-by shooting last week while responding to a medical emergency. No firefighters were struck by gunfire but the driver’s side of Engine 64 endured multiple bullet holes, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing firefighters serving the Richmond Fire Department.
The incident reportedly occurred around 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, Local 188 reported on social media.
“Our members are constantly going above and beyond to keep our community safe, and provide life saving care in your time of need,” the firefighters union said in a statement on Facebook. “Selfish and unnecessary acts such as this not only put the innocent members of our community in danger, but also the lives of our members who have sworn to protect the citizens of our community. The work of a firefighter is already dangerous enough, the last thing our members should have to worry about is being killed while working tirelessly to save the life of a citizen in need. Our members remain at proud as ever to serve the residents of Richmond Calif.”