An ambulance happened upon a West Side shootout early Saturday morning that left two men in critical condition.
The ambulance was eastbound about 12:15 a.m. in the 3500 block of West Lake Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, not responding to a call, when the paramedics saw men ducking behind cars and firing guns
Other responding firefighters and ambulances were told to hang back until the shooting stopped.
Two men were shot, one in the head, the other in the chest and both taken to Stroger hospital. The ambulance that rolled into the scene was one of two that ended up transporting the men shot.
No fire department personnel were injured and it didn't appear that anyone was firing toward the ambulances, and the ambulances weren't damaged during the shooting.