EMT still in critical condition after Sunday shooting – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-07-21 12:59:26 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — One of the paramedics who was seriously injured in a shooting on Sunday was identified.

According to a tweet from Tucson police chief Chris Magnus, 20-year-old Jacob Dinginger is still fighting for his life after being shot in the head on Sunday. He and another EMT drove a car after a man drove a car and shot both while answering a medical call at Silver Lake Park. Another EMT, a 21-year-old woman, was shot in the chest but is in a stable condition.

After firing at the paramedics, the shooter headed for a house fire about a mile south of the park, shooting and killing firefighters and bystanders in the area. The captain of the Tucson fire brigade was beaten in the arm and a bystander was fatally shot in the head. Police officers later engaged in a shootout with the suspect a few blocks away. The policeman was not injured, but the suspect was seriously injured and remained hospitalized.

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A spokesperson for Pima Community College states that Dinginger attended school from 2018 to 2020 and received an EMT certificate in July 2020.

“Think about Jacob Dinginger, a 20-year-old EMT who has been 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 dying from gun violence. It’s pointless.”

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