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Gunman Who Ambushed Firefighters Left Chilling Note

December 25, 2012

I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best — killing people. — William Spengler who shot four, killed two firefighters

Before setting his house on fire and laying a trap for the responding firemen, an ex-convict left a chilling type-written note where he made his intentions clear, officials said.

websternyfireWilliam Spengler set his car and house on fire, then hid in a natural depression in a bank near a tree, armed with three guns — including a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle, the same gun Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first-graders and six teachers in Newtown on Dec. 14. Then as firefighters arrived, he shot them, killing two and injuring two more before killing himself.

“This was a clear ambush on first responders.”

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