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This is so much tragedy to report and yesterday a story that's almost.
Unbelievable -- community is in mourning in fact after the senseless murders of two firefighters and upstate New York.
And they held an emotional vigil last night in Webster it's near Rochester New York police say the gunman set his home on fire as a track.
-- more the very first responders that showed up and tragically his plot worked.
Two brave men came to help but were instead gunned down leaving a small town Nam with -- The tragedy isn't even -- -- from this is that time of celebration.
Now there's people who don't have a home.
And you know there is -- members that are missing in their Stanley levers that are hospitalized.
Well David we know.
Following the story since yesterday and didn't -- the police chief himself was in tears when he reported this.
Because four firefighters were actually shot when they went to respond to the fire they still don't even know who may be in that house right.
That's right Jamie this is a community that has been devastated and I can tell you that now we are learning some very new disturbing details.
About the apparent shooter this is the investigation continues into this ambush that led to the death of two upstate New York -- as well as a serious injury of two others.
During a news conference -- -- took place just a few moments ago police said that the shooter 62 year old William spangler was armed with three weapons including a semi automatic.
Police say spangler and ex con was not permitted to have firearms an investigation into how he obtained them continues.
-- New York police chief Gerald Pickering told reporters that spangler left behind a multi page note.
He would not reveal the full contents of that note but said it did show that spangler had a desire to create as much carnage as possible.
-- -- it's.
No there really clearly.
Goes to his.
-- -- still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood.
Authorities say spangler set fire to his own home and then.
Ambush first responders police say a police officer arrived at almost the same time as the firefighters.
Helped save lives by opening fire on spangler.
Spangler told ultimately took his own life in total seven homes were destroyed by the blaze.
And authorities say -- -- sister.
Unaccounted for at this hour they've been unable to locate -- neighbors who I knew that -- say that they had a strained relationship.
-- -- -- mother died last October the obituary at the time ask for donations to be sent to the west west Webster fire department.
And that is the very same department where all four of the firefighters.
Serve as volunteers.
As for the police chief today once again he was extremely emotional Jamie.
He described what took place early yesterday morning his words now.
As a clear ambush authorities say they're going to have another news conference later today this now as we await.
Further information about.
-- sister who authorities say they are trying to locate.
They are still searching some of those homes that were.
Burned to the ground during that -- of.
-- Jamie -- anyone with information on any of those elements in the story should call police and help them out it's Christmas.
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