Firefighter shot in groin during Michigan brush fire – gun was in his pocket

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Trace Christenson, Battle Creek Enquirer:

Seven fire departments fought a grass fire most of the afternoon Monday and before it was over one firefighter suffered a gunshot wound. 

About 7 p.m. a firefighter from Athens suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the groin. He was brought to the highway and taken by Lifecare Ambulance to Bronson Battle Creek for treatment of non-life threatening injury, Cunningham said.

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Emmett township request ambulance to I-94 Westbound at the 100 mm for a firefighter who's been shot in the groin area,…

Posted by Calhoun County Emergency Network on Monday, March 19, 2018

WHTC Radio:

A firefighter from Athens suffered a gunshot wound to his leg on Monday after being dispatched to help with a massive grass fire burning along I-94 between Beadle Lake Road and G Drive North in Calhoun County’s Emmett Township.

Apparently his gun that he had a permit to carry, discharged accidentally in his pocket.

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Police say he is a CPL carrier, and the gun was in his pocket when it discharged.

Authorities say the firefighter was shot in the groin but is doing well in the hospital.

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