New York firefighter shot while responding to fire

NEW YORK (NBC NEWS) — A firefighter was shot outside a house on Staten Island in New York Friday morning, police say.

The firefighter was hit once or twice in the lower extremities while responding to a residence about 6 a.m., police say.

The firefighter, whose injuries aren’t considered life-threatening, was responding to a fire at the home.

It’s not clear why the firefighter was shot.

Police say the suspected shooter is still inside the building.

Several police and fire units can be seen at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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