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Police: NY firefighters ambushed, two dead plus gunman

A western New York police chief says a gunman who entrapped and shot four volunteer firefighters outside a blazing home is dead.

   Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering says two of the firefighters were killed and two others hospitalized after the ambush on a spit of land on Lake Ontario just northeast of Rochester.

   He also says the gunman is dead and an off-duty police officer who was driving by has injuries from shrapnel. One of the slain firefighters is also a town police lieutenant.

   The shooting Monday morning happened in a quiet neighborhood of seasonal and year-round homes.

   Police say four homes in all were destroyed and four damaged by the spreading flames.

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