Chicago Ambulance Hit by Bullet; Patient May Face Charges

The Chicago Fire Department says an ambulance was hit by a bullet on the South Side and an angry patient inside allegedly attacked paramedics as they sought to treat her.

The shooting occurred early Monday as the paramedics responded to a call about a 19-year-old woman who needed medical attention in the Englewood neighborhood.

Department spokesman Larry Langford told the Chicago Tribune paramedics heard loud bursts and a bullet was later found lodged in the ambulance door. He said the ambulance was likely not targeted and that the shot may have been fired during a conflict down the street.

Langford said the woman regained consciousness, became unruly and repeatedly kicked a paramedic. She was treated and released. Police say she could face a charge of aggravated battery to a paramedic.

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