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.

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.