CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters discovered one of their own — a paramedic — shot inside a burning home in Mt. Greenwood on Thursday. He has died, authorities confirmed.

Crews responded Thursday afternoon to a fully involved house fire at 114th and South St. Louis. Once they extinguished the blaze, firefighters found a gunshot wound victim in the basement, officials said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

rob spoon Chicago Paramedic Dead After Being Found In Burning Mt. Greenwood House

Robert Spoon (courtesy: Hometown Fire Protection District)

The Chicago Fire Department identified the deceased as Robert Spoon, 28, a paramedic who had been with the department for the past 2 1/2 years.

Spoon also worked for the Hometown Fire Protection District in the south suburbs for the past decade.

Police are currently conducting an investigation.


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