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Four N.Y. firefighters shot responding to blaze

2 first responders killed by gunman using a rifle; ex-convict lay in wait after setting house ablaze

NEW YORK — Four firefighters were shot — two fatally — after apparently being lured to an early morning blaze Monday in Webster, N.Y., a lakefront town about 12 miles northeast of Rochester, officials said.

The suspected assailant also died there of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the town’s police chief, Gerald L. Pickering, said. “It does appear that it was a trap that was set,’’ he said of the blaze that drew the firefighters about 5:30 a.m.

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