Mo. EMT shot while transporting shooting victim

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    Mo. EMT shot while transporting shooting victim

    Mo. EMT shot while transporting shooting victim

    Mo. EMT shot while transporting shooting victim

    By Leah Thorsen
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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    EAST ST. LOUIS, Mo. — An emergency medical technician treating a gunshot victim in an ambulance en route to a hospital was hit by gunfire, police said late Monday.

    The gunfire started about 9 p.m. Monday, when two young men who were sitting in a car in the 1300 block of North 51st Street in Washington Park were shot, Illinois State Police Sgt. Dave Wasmuth said.

    Both victims had serious injuries, Wasmuth said.

    As one of the victims was being taken by ambulance to Kenneth Hall Regional Medical Center in East St. Louis, shots struck the MedStar ambulance, hitting the EMT.

    The extent of the injuries to the EMT were unknown, said Herb Simmons, operations manager of MedStar ambulance service.

    The EMT was taken to Kenneth Hall hospital and then flown to a hospital in St. Louis. Simmons and several other MedStar workers gathered at Kenneth Hall.

    The ambulance shooting happened on Interstate 64 shortly after the gunfire in Washington Park.

    Wasmuth said police believe the shootings were related. Illinois State Police and other police agencies were investigating.
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    Okay this is going too far I think the courts are too lenient on gangsters prison is not a deterrent,I say they start dropping them off on one of those islands we used for aerial target practice and let them fend for themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Okay this is going too far I think the courts are too lenient on gangsters prison is not a deterrent,I say they start dropping them off on one of those islands we used for aerial target practice and let them fend for themselves
    I have long said that until such a system can like Superman's Phamtom Zone or an inescapable island can be worked out I am in favor of capital punishment. An island complete with radiation is a start.

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    Prayers sent for the EMT and family and friends.

    The descent into barbarism continues....

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    East St Louis says a lot about the incident.
    I think capital punishment is a proven deterrent to the person who unlawfully takes a human life.
    Or how about this? Use of a firearm while in the commision of any crime? Automatic 25 yrs without parole. Make it real clear that this is the law that will take effect on a certain date, advertise it, then put it into effect and impose it. 25 yrs will definitely deter the offender, at least for the next quarter of a century. Got to fight fire with fire.
    Violent criminals need to be punished harsher than "regular" criminals.
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    East St. Louis is a cess pool.
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    Why don't we just put up a wall around East St. Louis and call it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Yankee View Post
    Why don't we just put up a wall around East St. Louis and call it good.
    +1. I've never been more uncomfortable in my life than when I had to drive through that dump. My dad worked on a riverboat, which for some reason was in East St. Louis. I spent a few months out there helping him move about 8 years ago. He didn't live in E. St L, just worked there... just a few miles down the highway it was a great part of the country.

    I've never seen such a run-down scary neighborhood. They could give somalia a run for their money.

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    I always have this in the back of my mind at work while in the back of the ambulance... usually its the unstable psych. patient with the big bag I worry about, but to get blasted like this is disgusting

    Horrible
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalCompact View Post
    I've never seen such a run-down scary neighborhood.
    I drove through there before on job-related business with a coworker who lives there. As we approach one intersection he says, "Don't even turn your head to look down the road when we get to the light." And he was serious. He was afraid some local would take my "look" the wrong way, and then the fight would be on.

    I'll never take my family there or even drive through on the highway. I'll drive hours out of the way if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
    East St. Louis is a cess pool.
    This is true. Not surprising in the least, sadly.
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    While you're at it, put the wall around St. Louis, too. It's not much better.
    Last edited by arniejen; May 22nd, 2008 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Correct term
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    Just another example of crime is out of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    The descent into barbarism continues....
    +1
    One day common sense is gonna HAVE to take over or we are in trouble!
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    Any EMTs......Anybody KNOW any EMT's who carry on the job?
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