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Saturday, April 16, 2016

UPDATE on Condition of Morningside Volunteer Firefighter

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrtady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Morningside Volunteer Firefighter shot while on a call in Temple Hills on Friday night underwent surgery at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.  After a lengthy operation surgeons confirmed Kevin Swain was struck 4 times.  Surgeons completed the operation early this morning.  Swain is expected to survive his injuries.

Volunteer Firefighter Swain, 19 years of age, remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition.  His family is with him as well as many members of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department and the Baltimore City Fire Department that have provided support to our members since Swain arrived at Shock Trauma.

Two other Morningside Volunteers members sustained injuries immediately after the shootings while seeking cover.  One firefighter sustained a knee injury and another sustained injury to her jaw.  Both members were treated at a local hospital and released early this morning.

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor are expected to visit with Swain and his family early this afternoon at Shock Trauma. 

Member of the media and public are asked to refrain from contacting the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department as they focus their attention to Kevin, their other injured members and coming to a realization of the incident that unfolded in front of them last night.

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