Police confirm that four firefighters shot at the scene

Police in Webster, New York State have confirmed that all four firefighters involved in the shooting earlier this morning were shot at the scene.

A police spokesman said: "All four firefighters were shot at the scene. One firefighter was able to flee the scene on his own. The other three were pinned down at the location."

"Two received serious injuries from the shots and are being treated at local hospitals."

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