Police in Rochester and Webster New York are stating the fire fighters were ambushed in a planned attack. Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka of the Webster Fire Department are confirmed deceased. Firefighters Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter were injured by the shooter. Two firefighters arrived on scene in an engine, two were volunteers who arrived in private vehicles. The killer is dead. Four homes were burned as well as numerous vehicles. Early reports are the shooter is a parolee who spent 17 years in prison.
Webster, New York’s motto is “Where life is worth living” is a town of 37,000 on the shore of Lake Ontario in Western New York.