Firefighter Shoots 2 Colleagues at LA County Fire Station

Firefighter Shoots 2 Colleagues at LA County Fire Station

Firefighter Shoots 2 Colleagues at LA County Fire Station

Officials are searching for a gunman after shots were fired at a Los Angeles County fire station, killing one firefighter and injuring at least one other.

The gunfire rang out around 10:55 Los Angeles County Fire Department station 81, at 8710 W. Sierra Highway, fire officials said in a tweet.

A suspect shot and killed a firefighter at a fire station, fled the scene, and then set fire to a residence, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.

While containing the location, authorities saw an individual in a pool outside the house who appeared to have suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A second victim, also believed to be a firefighter, was flown to Henry Mayo hospital in Newhall with multiple gunshot wounds and in unknown condition. The reported narrative from authorities is that this suspect was off-duty when he shot the 44-year-old firefighter, wounded the captain, and barricaded himself at his home, which ended up on fire.

Officials said there were four people on shift at the time of the shooting, including the fire captain, specialist, and two firefighters.

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"I can say that it's very tragic and sad that that would be a decision point of one of the members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department". The body was seen in a seated, slumped- over position inside an apparently empty swimming pool.

Fire department crews eventually were able to douse the flames from the air, making a series of water drops.

Dean initially told reporters that deputies were confident the person found was the gunman, but they could not say 100% until they were able fully access the property. It was not immediately clear if there was a motive and an investigation is ongoing.

"This morning when I received the was some of the worst news I've heard in my career", Osby said. He was remembered as a "brave, committed, loyal member" of the department. And I've always prayed we would never have a line of duty death. I never thought that if it occurred that it would occur in this fashion.

"My most sincerest condolences to the family of the firefighter who was tragically killed in today's shooting at Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce", Solis wrote on Twitter.

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