Four Firefighters Shot, Two Killed

Courtesy ABC 13 / WHAM

Flames engulf homes in Webster, N.Y., following a deadly attack on responding firefighters Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.

Four firefighters were shot Monday—two fatally—after responding to an early morning fire in Upstate, N.Y., which appears to have been set as an ambush. Officials say the suspected gunman, 62-year-old William Spengler, started shooting when the firefighters arrived, killing two, and injuring two others. Spengler was found dead on the scene, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A motive for the crime is still unclear. Spengler had previously served 17 years for manslaughter in the death of his grandmother.