2 photographers shot while covering house fire

July 18, 2008 7:33:35 AM PDT
A TV news cameraman and a freelance photographer were shot while covering a fire at a vacant house in Indianapolis this morning. Police both were treated and released from Methodist Hospital.

The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. as firefighters were battling the fire on the city's near east side.

A freelance photographer working for the Indianapolis Fire Department was shot in the arm.

WISH-TV photographer Kevin Hankins says he was filming the scene when he was shot in the back. He said he felt and heard a smack, lifted his shirt and saw that he was bleeding.

Police say bullet also apparently struck an air tank worn by a firefighter, but the firefighter was not injured.

Police are looking for the gunman. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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