Dec 24, 2012
Police in Webster, N.Y., said this morning that two firefighters were shot and killed while responding to a fire in the upstate New York town, victims of an apparent “trap” set by a shooter who is believed to be dead at the scene.
Two other firefighters have been injured and are in “guarded” condition at nearby Strong Memorial Hospital, according to CNN.
“It does appear it was a trap that was set,” Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said, often choking back tears throughout a 10-minute news conference.
Pickering said that the first responders acted on a call at 5:45 a.m. this morning of a fire at 191 Lake Road in Webster. All four who responded were shot. One was able to flee from the scene in his car and made it to the nearby hospital.
This article was posted: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm