Scenes From Webster Shooting

Two volunteer firefighters were killed and two others seriously injured when they were ambushed with gunfire while responding to a house and car fire in western New York

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A house burns Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, New York. A former convict set a house and car ablaze in his lakeside New York state neighborhood to lure firefighters then opened fire on them, killing two and engaging police in a shootout before killing himself while several homes burned.
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Authorities used an armored vehicle to evacuate the area.
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Volunteer firefighters, Tomasz Kaczowka (left inset) and Mike Chiapperini (right inset) were killed by a gunman while responding to a fire in Webster, N.Y.
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Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Police identified the gunman Monday afternoon as William Spengler, 62, and said he died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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Firefighters Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were killed at the scene, and Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter suffered serious injuries and were being treated in the intensive care unit of Strong Memorial Hospital, according to Dr. Nicole Staffen, who treated both firefighters
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EMPTY_CAPTION"He laid in wait with armament and shot first responders," Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said.
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Smoke appears near the site of a fire in Webster, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Police in New York state say a man who killed two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush had served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother.
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