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-- Fox News alert now some disturbing new details and a horrific shooting early this morning for firefighters shot while responding to a massive home fire.
Two -- dead two injured a police officer being treated for shrapnel wounds 33 locals were evacuated from the scene for homes are fully in golf.
This all happening in Western New York that's a town just east of Rochester and near Lake Ontario some very nice area David Lee -- live in our new York new chairman David the governor even responded to this as well.
That's right the governor sending out his condolences to the families of the victims and the firemen who were injured.
At this point there are still many more questions than there are answers Kelly.
On the minds of many who was the shooter.
The authorities now say the shooter in this incident is dead.
It is not clear whether he committed suicide -- he was shot by police who arrived on the scene.
Let me take you through the timeline it was about 5:35 this morning in west Western New York a a volunteer fire agency responded to a call -- -- fire.
Four firefighters arrived on the scene apparently they were ambushed shots rang out two of the firefighters were killed.
Two others wounded we are told those injuries are serious they are now being treated in local hospitals.
As you mentioned the police officer from nearby Greece New York was apparently driving by he was injured when his.
Vehicle -- the area near him was hit by shrapnel.
Now as for around the the crime scene itself the authorities say that.
They believe that the shooter is is dead no word as to his identity also not clear Kelly is what type of weapon.
He had we had him.
The authorities said that it was not clear if it was an assault rifle the type of weapon we have heard so much about during the past few days.
We expect that there will be more information later today this it'll be a news conference -- 2 o'clock this afternoon and everything to keep in mind is that because of the attack on the firemen they were unable to put out the house fire.
And what began as a house fire in a vehicle fire then spread to his many of -- -- -- at least.
Three other buildings we are told that they were rug destroyed.
Others are also damaged and that firefighters are on the scene trying to put out the flames also still yet to be known.
Telling this is this is this is this is key.
Is might there be other victims here because some they are still trying to extinguish the fire.
It is a difficult to determine if there was anyone in any of the homes.
That that literally burned to the ground.
Possibly in this this is -- was asked by reporters in the news conference.
Was there anyone at Indy in their homes could does visited the shooter had been linked to those homes.
-- the shooter had a connection to the firefighters what was his motive.
These are all things that.
The authorities are still desperately trying to answer but this much is clear today as the county executive Maggie Brooks pointed out from Monroe county New York.
This is a very very difficult Christmas Eve for this community.
They are still reeling still very much in shock.
Trying to figure out how this could happen -- what is normally a very quite community yesterday.
Absolutely David thank you for -- following up with that force and and please continue to keep us updated about this such a tragedy unfolding there.
It never expect to see first responders in a situation like this David Lee Miller bringing us updated of course what about -- -- some more breaking news from that same.
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