Supervisor Janice Hahn Releases Statement on Shooting in LA County Fire Station 81
Los Angeles, CA — A firefighter was killed during a shooting at a Los Angeles County fire station Tuesday morning, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement mourning the death of one firefighter and the injury of a fire captain in a shooting at LA County Fire Station 81 in unincorporated Agua Dulce:
“The fact that two of our Los Angeles County fire fighters were shot by one of their colleagues is an unspeakable tragedy. My prayers are with the family and friends of the firefighter who we lost today, the captain who was injured, and the entire Los Angeles County Fire Department family in the wake of this heinous act of violence.
The work our fire fighters do is dangerous. They go to work every day knowing they may be asked to put their lives on the line to protect others. Between emergency calls, the fire station must have felt like their safe haven. Unfortunately, that sense of safety has now been shattered. But I know they will continue their unwavering commitment to protecting the rest of us and we thank them for that.”
The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed the shooting in a tweet Tuesday, saying it took place around 10:55 a.m. PT at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce, about 30 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles.
“The Dept. is still in the process of gathering additional information & are cooperating with law enf. throughout this ongoing incident. We will provide updated information when available,” the LAFD’s tweet read.