Skip to main content

Bullet goes through ambulance windshield, paramedic hurt

The ambulance was en route to another call when it was struck by a bullet.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

A paramedic was hurt after being struck with shards of glass when a bullet pierced an ambulance windshield Monday morning.

The incident, confirmed by the Hennepin EMS, happened at 1:39 a.m. in the Lyndale/Groveland Avenue South area just southwest of downtown Minneapolis.

The ambulance was responding to another call when several gunshots were heard in the area, before a bullet struck the windshield and went inside the vehicle.

There was no patient in the ambulance at the time, but one paramedic received minor injuries after being hit by glass from the windshield.

He was checked over at Hennepin County Medical Center and has since returned to full duty.

The incident is now under investigation by Minneapolis police and was described by Hennepin EMS as "deplorable," though it notes that its staff and ambulance don't appear to be the intended target.

"To all of our colleagues in public safety, stay safe out there!" it added on Facebook.

It's not the first recent incident of emergency vehicles being struck by bullets.

Last year, a fire engine was caught in crossfire in south Minneapolis as it passed 28th Street and Bloomington Avenue South, with three firefighters in the vehicle at the time, the Star Tribune reported.

Next Up

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.

Pixabay - school - classroom

These are the nominees for 2023 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Education Minnesota has nominated 131 teachers from across the state.


Cities prepare for release of footage showing Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest by Memphis PD

Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara issued a statement on the incident Thursday.

DeShaun Hill

Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder

The 15-year-old was fatally shot on Feb. 9, 2022.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 12.15.23 PM

Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure

Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 8.43.35 AM

Children's Theatre Company actors lose belongings in damaging house fire

The fire broke out Tuesday morning shortly after the dryer had been started.


Police: Man beat up paramedics treating him in a moving ambulance

He was released from medical care Thursday, then immediately arrested and booked into jail.

2 youths arrested for stealing ambulance, leading police on chase

The chase unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

Horse dies after crashing through car windshield, injuring 2

The incident happened early Sunday in Dodge County.

Toddler killed by stray bullet identified

A three-year-old boy who was struck in the head by a stray bullet Monday in north Minneapolis has died. He has been identified as Terrell Mayes Jr. Police do not have any suspects and are asking for the public's help to find the shooter.

Police lights

Multiple bullets fired into home outside of Faribault

A man was taken into custody shortly after.

Aniya Allen

6-year-old girl shot in Minneapolis has died from her injuries

Aniya Allen was being driven home from McDonald's by her mother when she was struck by a bullet fired through her car.

Jail handcuffs arrest

SWAT team paramedic from Shakopee charged with child porn offenses

The 40-year-old from Shakopee is facing four charges.