In the Rochester suburb of Webster (motto: “Where life is worth living”) at least three firefighters were shot while responding to a fire in a neighborhood that’s on a little strip of land between Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay, for those of you who know the town. The fire is burning out of control, residents were evacuated on city buses under armed guard, and SWAT is searching for the shooter. The Rochester suburbs have a very strong tradition of volunteer fire departments, so some of the people shot were probably volunteers. Here’s a live feed from local TV for those who have ties to the area.
(The story says two firefighters but local reporters I trust are saying 3 on Twitter.)
Update: The local sheriff reports that two firefighters are dead at the scene and two are in the hospital. Firefighters are fighting the fire, and no active shooting is going on.