FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A Fresno firefighter is expected to recover after he was shot in the leg while trying to help paramedics responding to a call of a person in distress.

Fire Department spokesman Koby Johns says the shooting early Thursday morning appears to have been a misunderstanding, with the homeowner believing he was being targeted by criminals.

Firefighters were called to the home by paramedics seeking their help to get inside.

The firefighter was struck by a single gunshot as he walked pass an open window that paramedics had pointed out as a potential entry point.

Johns says the homeowner has told investigators he did not call for medical help. His home alarm, however, has been having problems.

Johns says the firefighter’s wound was not serious.

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