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: SEE IT: Good Samaritan Recalls Moment He Jumped Into Bay To Rescue Toddler After Ocean City Crash
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: Baltimore Mayor Announces Pilot Program To Direct Some 911 Calls To Mental Health Professionals
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: Unemployed Workers Rally, Demanding To Know When They Will Get Their Money
“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.”