EMT in Critical Condition after shooting Sunday – Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 2021-07-21 12:59:26 –
Tucson, Ariz. (KGUN) – One of the paramedics seriously injured in a shootout on Sunday has been identified.
20-year-old Jacob Dinginger is still fighting for his life after being shot in the head on Sunday, according to a tweet from Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus. He and another paramedic drove a car after a man drove a car and shot them both while answering a medical call in Silver Lake Park. Another emergency doctor, a 21-year-old woman, was shot in the chest but is in stable condition.
After shooting the paramedics, the shooter headed a house fire about a mile south of the park and shot and killed firefighters and bystanders in the area. The captain of the Tucson Fire Department was slapped in the arm and fatally shot in the head of a bystander. Police officers later conducted a shootout with the suspect a few blocks away. The policeman was not injured, but the suspect was seriously injured and remained in the hospital.
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A spokesman for Pima Community College states that Dinginger attended school from 2018 to 2020 and received an EMT certificate in July 2020.
“Think of Jacob Dinginger, a 20-year-old paramedic who is ambushed, shot in the head and in great danger here in Tucson,” Magnus said in a tweet. “It was me, 20 years old. I’m just starting my career and he’s just one of so many young people who die from gun violence. It’s pointless. “
Think of Jacob Dinginger, a 20-year-old paramedic here in Tucson who is mugged, shot in the head and in great danger.
It was me, 20 years old. I’ve just started my career.
And he’s just one of so many young people who died from gun violence.
– Chris Magnus (@ChiefCMagnus) July 21, 2021
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