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Ambulance crew takes cover during Chicago shootout

Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:06 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:11 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – An ambulance traveling through Chicago's West Side came upon a shootout that forced the paramedics to duck for cover and call police.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the ambulance crew was headed through East Garfield Park early Saturday morning when they spotted people crouching down for cover.

They heard gunshots and realized they had stumbled upon a shootout. Langford said the paramedics took cover and called police.

The shooting injured two men. One was shot in the head, the other in the chest. No paramedics were hurt and the ambulance was not hit by gunfire.

The paramedics who witnessed the shooting helped transport the men to Stroger Hospital.

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