atest from local paper in Rochester. Motive still not known. Gunman had several weapons, illegally. Photos of victims. Note: As kid, my family had cabin near Lake Ontario just to the west of scene.
UPDATE #5 Audio of distress calls from scene, mainly from one amazingly firefighter shot (he survived). Chilling. "Multiple down." "Two DOA on the street." Claim that shooter was using "assault rifle."
UPDATE #4 Policewoman, 30, shot several times and killed in Wisconsin. Also, AP reports, "a police officer died in Houston after a driver who refused to
comply with a traffic stop crashed his vehicle then opened fire. A bystander was
also fatally shot, according to Houston police spokesman John Cannon."
UPDATE #3 Gunman had spent 17 years in prison for beating his grandmother to death. Did he get guns used in today's shooting legally? Was barred from owning legally in New York. Also: died of self-inflicted shot, although police had been firing on him. Total of 7 houses destroyed. There's a report that his sister is missing, but so many of such rumors proved false in the case of the Sandy Hook massacre...
UPDATE #2 Facebook page set up for firefighters in the Webster tragedy.
UPDATE: AP just reported that the gunman is dead--and that he set fire to entrap the firemen.
Earlier: Bizarre, and horrid, incident in upstate western New York (my childhood neck of the woods), as gunman or gunmen fire on firefighters who have come to fight blaze--two killed, two seriously injured and the fire then spread. NYT has latest update but still not known why the shootings. Perhaps gun nut thinking feds had come to seize guns? Or the arsonist was mad? Shooter or shooters still not found. Community was scene of another fire last December--kid burned down his home, killing his father and two brothers.