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.

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Police officer received shrapnel injuries during shooting

An off duty police officer who happened to be near the scene of the shooting in Webster, New York, has received shrapnel injuries.

A police spokesman said: "Off duty police officer John Ritter who happened to be driving by the scene received injuries from shrapnel striking the side of his body.

"33 residents were removed by the armed personal carrier from the location. Four homes were fully engulfed and destroyed by the fire, and four additional houses sustained damage."

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