Cincinnati Police: Shots fired at fire chief's vehicle

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police say someone shot at a Cincinnati Fire Department District Chief's vehicle early Saturday morning.

Police say the shooting happening in the 3400 block of Beekman Avenue around midnight.

Multiple gunshots were heard when one round hit the back of the vehicle, police say. Police have no suspect information currently, but say a group of teenagers was seen running form the scene after the shots hit the vehicle.

The District Chief was not hurt during the shooting.

Every member of the fire department has been issued a bullet proof vest, but they only wear them on certain types of responses and driving back to the fire house after an entrapment call is not one of them, according to Assistant Fire Chief Tom Lakamp.

Lakamp said the District Chief was returning to quarters and "shortly after turning onto Beekman he heard multiple gun shots again and then the thud in the back of the vehicle."

Police are investigating the shooting as a felonious assault and say information leading to an arrest can lead to a $1,000 reward.

"I do hope that somebody knows what's going on and picks up the phone and calls the police and… take these guys off the street," said Lakamp.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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