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The following a breaking news story in Western New York a blaze broke out this morning firefighters responded in somebody opened fire.
On those firefighters too were dead two were injured let's go to a news conference right now.
Lieutenant governor Bob Duffy.
Graciously agreed to join us to see a few words at the end of the press conference and we have a major part -- nurses police.
Just an update on the fires seen.
The border has been the first having -- controller seven houses that have been totally destroyed.
At the scene is still active -- crime scene.
What we have yet to get into any of the homes we don't know if there are any additional victims and those homes.
And when that information comes to light we'll certainly give you updates and then it.
With regards to the homes the Red -- -- asked.
You put up the phone number if you would -- if we're really pleased to 41.
For emergency housing are any other needs.
Did you assistance for -- I'm not a health issues that may come in -- Because of this tragedy.
Clothing any type of a possible 2414472.
They haven't been able to touch bases with all the residents -- the scene.
At this time.
An update on the two shooting victims.
That's -- -- put out earlier.
Give her skirt you know is listen guarded condition and Jerrold how strollers and stable condition.
We can record at this time that the that the shooter.
He died of self inflicted gun wounds.
His name is William spangler.
Date of birth 926.
spangler has -- are quite only big criminal history and 1980.
He was arrested by the -- -- and charged with killing his grandmother.
He was convicted in 1981.
He served time in your state prison system until 1998.
It was -- -- -- crawl until 2006.
I don't believe that we had any contact with him -- -- In recent past.
And at this time.
And -- to some questions I think.
-- from fireside.
Singh who works for him to speak to his first and in our it differs but it is still an active investigation but I will say at first blush.
It appears that it was a trap.
That's that the there was a car and a house that were.
And golf and playing probably sat by mr.
spangler who weighed and weighed when are.
Her first responders here I don't believe that there might be other.
It's certainly very much you know I'm possibility.
Again it's you know.
These homes were fully -- golf.
Fur traders are just getting things under control it's going to be a -- police did.
The where investigators into the homes to check and see.
There maybe other other -- yeah.
All right a career criminal set a trap.
Apparently igniting a blaze several homes in the -- seven of them caught fire firefighters responded he opened fire.
On those firefighters two of them have being killed to have been wounded.
Moments ago we got this from the police scanners listen to the drama as crews on the scene first alerted the dispatchers about what was going on.
And what it -- it up multiple in multiple capital working fire.
And so those firefighters fell into the trap just trying to do their job and save other lives in the end.
They lost their lives murdered.
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