Tuesday, June 1, 2021

One Firefighter Killed And Another Injured In Shooting At Agua Dulce Fire Station; Deputies Surround Burning Home Of The Gunman

Disgruntled firefighter killing co-workers....

One firefighter killed and another injured in shooting at Agua Dulce fire station; deputies surround burning home 

One firefighter was killed and another was injured when a gunman opened fire Tuesday morning at a fire station in the Agua Dulce area, officials said. The shooting incident — the details from which are still emerging — occurred at Los Angeles County Fire Department station 81 in the Santa Clarita Valley. Law enforcement sources said at least one firefighter who worked at the station was "down," and that another victim has been hospitalized. Officials did not immediately confirm that victim's condition. A source at the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the shooter was a firefighter. "It is with heavy hearts that the [L.A. County Fire Department] confirms that a tragic shooting occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. today," the department said on Twitter, adding that they are "still in the process of gathering additional information." Law enforcement sources said the gunman had engaged with Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies after the attack and was barricaded in a house on West Bent Spur Drive, about 10 miles from the station. Part of that house was now on fire, and a body was seen outside the property. Fire crews are making water drops on the home, where officials said there are propane tanks. A law enforcement source said the suspect is no longer a threat but would not provide further details. According to property records, the home is owned by a veteran county firefighter. Source

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