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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Update on Firefighters Tragedy

 UPDATE #2   Good piece here from Rochester paper on the Bushmaster used in shooting, some good quotes on it as "combat" weapon.  And many ammo magazines found with gunman next to his body.  Did not used also used in the D.C.-area sniper shootings and lawsuit that followed. 

UPDATE  Human remains found in Spengler's car believed to be his sister.

Earlier:  News conference at 11 a.m. in Webster, N.Y. just concluded reveals that shooter William Spengler left note detailing his plans--and used three weapons, including same type of .223 Bushmaster used by Adam Lanza in Sandy Hook.  From his note:  "I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best: killing people.”  Two or three-page note but revealed no motive.

More on weapons:  a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun and a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver and a stockpile of ammunition.

Spengler's sister, who lived in same house (and he hated her) still missing.

Two firefighters shot and survived in "stable" condition. 

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