Man shot dead in "blaze ambush" was a volunteer fireman

Webster Police Lt. Mike Chiapperini was also a volunteer firefighter Credit: Webster Police

One of the two men killed by a gunman in an apparent ambush was Mike Chiapperini a volunteer firefighter with 20 years in the local police force.

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NY firefighter gunman 'left note'

A man who allegedly shot dead two firefighters as they tackled a fire in Webster in New York state left a chilling note declaring his plan to "kill people", police said.