Firefighter shot in leg on Staten Island

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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter has been shot in the leg on Staten Island.

Police say the circumstances of the early Friday morning shooting were not immediately clear.

A fire department spokesman says the firefighter was shot while responding to a blaze at the 2-story private dwelling.

It happened shortly before 6 a.m. at 15 Destiny Court in the Mariners Harbor section.

Police say the firefighter sustained an injury to his lower leg. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

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