BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Fire Chief Niles R. Ford addressed allegations Tuesday that the department did not have any units to respond to a quadruple shooting in Carroll Park over the weekend.
A 22-year-old man is dead and three others are injured from that shooting. It happened in the 1500 block of Washington Boulevard, or Carroll Park, at around 8:11 p.m. Sunday night.READ MORE: WATCH: Gov. Larry Hogan To Give COVID-19 Update Thursday At 4:30PM
He says they received a call at 8:12 p.m. and they had two units sent out less than a minute of getting the call. At 8:23 p.m., two more units were requested.
“As you see, there were units available to respond in this incident,” Chief Ford said.READ MORE: Maryland Officials Respond To Colonial Pipeline Issues: 'Drivers Should Proceed As Normal'
He said units responded, rendered care and transported patients to area hospitals, noting the messaging on the audio was “incorrect and inaccurate,” and not from their communications, the statement was made on the ground.
Chief Ford blamed the miscommunication on people only hearing “part of the story.”MORE NEWS: Medina Spirit Permitted To Enter Preakness, Maryland Jockey Club Says
“I think that people are being a little bit overzealous with inaccurate or incomplete information,” he said, adding the units that responded did a “fantastic job.”