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Firefighters Gunned Down in Western New York

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:26:48 am

Another senseless, horrific crime, as someone apparently laid a trap for firefighters in order to gun them down: 2 Firefighters Killed in Western New York.

Four firefighters were shot -- two fatally -- after apparently being lured to an early morning blaze on Monday in Webster, N.Y., a lakefront town about 12 miles northeast of Rochester, officials said.

The suspected assailant also died at the scene, the town's police chief, Gerald L. Pickering said, though it was unclear if he was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot or by the authorities.

"It does appear that it was a trap that was set," Chief Pickering said of the blaze that drew the firefighters. "Causative reasons, we don't have at this time."