Firefighters, Homeland Security and Detroit police were on the scene this morning.
It began innocently enough: Young pranksters draped toilet paper on trees and threw eggs at houses in Detroit.
The three firefighters were rushed to the hospital this morning.
In the past two months, photographers in Detroit have been briefly detained, cursed at by firefighters and intentionally sprayed with water. Another photographer’s phone was smashed.
“It’s ridiculous. We simply don’t have enough rigs to cover the city,” said Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Firefighters Association.
For the past three years, Motor City Muckraker photographed fires in Detroit as part of a project to reveal the widespread damage caused by the city’s arson epidemic.
An interactive map shows where each of the 10,000 fires occurred between 2013 and 2015.
A Detroit medic was bleeding from the head after an angry resident threw a firefighter’s radio through an ambulance window.
The 75-foot Curtis Randolph is an impressive steel hull fireboat that is capable of pumping 11,000 gallons of water per minute and is a key resource for protecting high-rise and industrial buildings along the Detroit River.
The shooting underscores the dangers that Detroit firefighters face every day.