PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s detectives are investigating what shattered the rear window of a fire engine responding to a call in Palmdale Monday evening.
No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred around 7:55 p.m. as Fire Engine 37 was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Avenue R near 11th Street East in Palmdale.
“We were responding to a medical aid call in our district and we were apparently shot by a pellet gun in the right rear of the fire engine,” said Captain Jessica Post of LA County Fire Station 37.
However, Palmdale Sheriff’s Station officials said detectives have not yet determined what shattered the window.
“As they passed by, one of the firefighters heard a pop noise, like something impacting the glass, and then the window just shattered and fell on the ground,” said Lt. Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “It could have been a pellet gun, it could have been a sling shot, it could have been somebody mowing their lawn picking up a nail and throwing it out… In our initial investigation, we weren’t able to determine what it may have been.”
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Detective Bureau at 661-272-2400.