4 firefighters shot, 2 fatally, in western NY
Gunman who trapped and shot the volunteer firefighters is dead; one of the slain is also a police lieutenant
Duty Death: Michael Chiapperini - [Webster, New York]
The Associated Press
WEBSTER, N.Y. — Four volunteer firefighters responding to a pre-dawn house fire were shot Monday morning, two fatally, leading to a shootout in suburban Rochester, N.Y., police said.
The West Webster Fire District received a report of a car and house on fire on Lake Road, on a narrow peninsula where Irondequoit Bay meets Lake Ontario, O'Flynn said. The fire started in one home and spread to two others and a car.
The two wounded firefighters were in critical condition at a Rochester hospital.
Webster, a middle-class, lakeside suburb, now is the scene of violence linked to house fires for two Decembers in a row.
Last Dec. 7, authorities say, a 15-year-old boy doused his home with gasoline and set it ablaze, killing his father and two brothers, 16 and 12. His mother and 13-year-old sister escaped with injuries. He is being prosecuted as an adult.