Memphis firefighter shot while putting out small fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis firefighter shot while putting out small fire

A Memphis firefighter was shot Thursday morning while battling a small fire at the Rivergrove Apartments, located in the 4000 block of Beaver Creek in Raleigh.

Officials said the firefighter was struck in the abdomen by a bullet from a gun that apparently discharged while he was attempting to put the fire out.

The shooting appeared to be accidental, officials said.  It was unclear if someone was holding the gun at the time it discharged.

The firefighter was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, listed in stable condition.

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