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A second man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a Chicago firefighter earlier this month in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

Jermaine White, 29, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. He was arrested Monday afternoon in Lansing. He was identified as the person who shot the on-duty firefighter just after 1 a.m. Feb. 2 as crews worked to put out a car fire in the 3300 block of West Wilson Avenue.

Another man, 29-year-old Hollis Williams, was charged with multiple felonies in connection with the shooting less than a week later.

Prosecutors said that Williams and the owner of a Chrysler 300 opened fire on two people who set the Chrysler ablaze and shot at a woman they were with. A 36-year-old firefighter who was caught in the crossfire was struck in the leg as he tried to put the fire out, and stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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Chicago firefighters responded to a car fire around 1 a.m. at Wilson and Kimball avenues in the Albany Park neighborhood when they heard gunshots and took cover, but one of the bullets struck a firefighter in the leg. The wounded firefighter is 36 years old and has been with the Chicago Fire Department for six years. The firefighter was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the left leg. Doctors say he is in fair condition and in pain, but with physical therapy he is expected to make a full recovery.

Chicago police are still investigating, and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, but a police spokesman said three illegal guns were recovered from an apartment near the scene. Police are processing video and believe the firefighter was hit while offenders were firing at another target.

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