News

Actions

Official: Firefighter shot, expected to survive

Posted at 12:29 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-17 11:30:06-04

A Prince George’s County firefighter shot Friday night while on a call  is out of surgery and expected to survive, officials said.

READ MORE: Triple shooting in Temple Hills, 1 firefighter dead, 1 in surgery

Volunteer Firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, is recovering  in serious but stable condition after a lengthy operation Saturday morning at Shock Trauma. Doctors confirmed he was shot four times responding to a welfare call  in Temple Hills, Maryland Friday night around 7:30. 

A second firefighter, a paramedic, was transported to MedStar Southern Maryland where he succumbed to his injuries. John Ulmschneider, 39, was a 13-year veteran with the Prince George's County fire department. He's married with one child.

Two other firefighters were hurt immediately after the shootings while seeking cover.  One firefighter sustained a knee injury and another sustained injury to her jaw.  Both members were treated at a local hospital and released early Saturday morning.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor are expected to visit with Swain and his family early Saturday afternoon at Shock Trauma.