The Latest: Wounded California firefighter dies

The Latest: Wounded California firefighter dies
The Latest: Wounded California firefighter dies

The Latest on a shooting that wounded two firefighters and another person in Southern California (all times local):

8:26 a.m.

A firefighter who was shot while responding to an explosion and fire at a Southern California retirement home has died.

Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee announced that the firefighter had died about four hours after the shooting before dawn Monday.

DuRee says the 45-year-old firefighter was a 17-year veteran of the department and leaves behind a wife and two children.

Another firefighter and another person were also wounded.

Authorities say the person believed responsible for the shooting is a resident of the facility. He's being questioned.

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7:24 a.m.

Officials say two firefighters and another person have been shot at a Southern California retirement home and a suspect is in custody.

The shooting happened after firefighters responded to a pre-dawn Monday alarm at an 11-story tower in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin says one firefighter was hospitalized in critical condition and the other suffered a non-life-threatening wound.

Police Sgt. Brad Johnson says another person was also wounded and hospitalized, but had no more information about that victim.

Johnson says a man believed responsible for the shooting is a resident of the facility and was taken into custody.

Heflin says firefighters arriving at the retirement home found some windows blown out, the smell of gas and a fire that they extinguished.

This article was written by cool news network.

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