Firefighters Shot at House Fire Near Rochester, N.Y.; 2 Killed, 2 Hurt


At least two firefighters were killed and two others injured when a gunmen opened fire as they arrived at a house fire in Webster, N.Y. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle said three houses on Lake Road in Webster continued to burn after the shootings, and police blocked off the scene. The wounded firefighters are in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

There are no active shooters at the scene, according to a news conference held at 9:40 a.m. by Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn. The fire broke out at 5:45 a.m. at 191 Lake Road. Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said shots were fired at West Webster firefighters when they arrived. Webster, pop. 42,000, is northeast of Rochester in Monroe County, N.Y.

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