Police: NY gunman dead; firefighters entrapped

Police: NY gunman dead; firefighters entrapped

Police: NY gunman dead; firefighters entrapped

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 1:13 PM

 WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A western New York police chief says a gunman who entrapped and shot four volunteer firefighters outside a blazing home is dead.
 
   Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering says two of the firefighters were killed and two others hospitalized after the ambush on a spit of land on Lake Ontario just northeast of Rochester.
 
   He also says the gunman is dead and an off-duty police officer who was driving by has injuries from shrapnel. One of the slain firefighters is also a town police lieutenant.
 
   The shooting Monday morning happened in a quiet neighborhood of seasonal and year-round homes.
 
   Police say four homes in all were destroyed and four damaged by the spreading flames.

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