2 Maryland firefighters critical after being shot

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Officials say at least two firefighters are in critical condition after being shot in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady says firefighters were responding to a welfare call at a single-family home in Temple Hills when they were shot Friday night. He says details of the shooting are unclear and one other person, thought to be a civilian, was shot in the shoulder.

He says both firefighters were in critical condition, and one was flown to a shock trauma center.

Brady says a police investigation is underway and his understanding was that a suspect was in custody.

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