The Associated Press reports that 2 firefighters were killed in an ambush in my old stomping grounds east of Rochester, NY. Two others were injured;
The gunman fired at the firefighters when they arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m. at the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore in the town of Webster, Police Chief Gerald Pickering said. The first police officer who arrived chased the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him, authorities said.
“It does appear it was a trap” for the first responders to the fire, Pickering said at a news conference.
Authorities didn’t say how the gunman died or whether anyone might have died in the fire itself.
It’s doubtful that the weapon that shooter used was an assault type weapon, otherwise that fact probably would have been mentioned by the police and there is an assault weapon ban in New York which bans weapons with bayonet lugs, pistol grips and flash suppressors – you know those things that make those weapons so dangerous.
Obviously, in the wake of these two tragic deaths of first responders, someone will call for a ban on all weapons, since they can’t blame it on assault weapons.
In other gun news, a man was found dead from gun shot wounds in his car in Northeast DC where most guns are banned. Another man died from his wounds in an unrelated shooting where yet another was found dead Saturday, but not to worry, murders in DC are on the decline says the Post;
The number of homicides in the District has been declining; based on available records, the shooting Saturday was the first attack in the city in months in which two people were killed.
So, the odds are good for you if you travel DC with someone else, only half of you stand a chance of being killed.
ADDED: While we’re at it, a 12-year-old girl, who was home alone had to protect herself with a gun in Oklahoma last week;
During that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair’s daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door. That was when the 12 year old had to make a life-saving decision.
“And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door,” said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.
The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.
“He was sitting down, the policemen had him apprehended at the end of the block. All I saw was some blood coming down his back. I’m not exactly sure where his injury was, but I saw some blood there,” explained St. Clair.
Sometimes only a good girl with a gun can stop a bad guy.