Bullets hit Kensington firehouse

Posted: March 08, 2014

KENSINGTON At least two bullets hit a firehouse in the city's Kensington section Thursday afternoon, causing firefighters to duck for cover in the middle of their lunch break, said Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.

About 1:25, several shots were fired in the area of the firehouse at Boudinot Street and Hart Lane, Ayers said. A lieutenant and three firefighters were inside the station's lunchroom at the time.

"They were having lunch and all of a sudden, shots," Ayers said. "They got down, got out of the way," and called for police.

One bullet pierced a lunchroom window and another struck an air-conditioning unit, he said. No one was hurt. The medic unit assigned to the firehouse was out on a run.

Police are investigating, but Ayers said "it appears that someone was shooting directly at the firehouse." The firehouse is across the street from a playground.


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