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Firefighter kills colleague at California fire station, then kills self

California-Fire Station Shooting
Posted at 11:57 AM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 18:58:59-04

AGUA DULCE, Calif. (KERO) — UPDATE: Authorities say an off-duty firefighter fatally shot a fellow Los Angeles County firefighter and wounded another at their fire station before barricading himself at his home nearby, where he was later found dead. Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at a news conference Tuesday that a 44-year-old fire specialist died in shooting and a 54-year-old firefighter was shot. The wounded man is in critical but stable condition at a hospital. Osby says the shooter barricaded himself at his house less than 10 miles from the station that's about 45 miles north of Los Angeles. The home was set on fire, and he was found dead. Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the gunman appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


Authorities say there’s been a shooting at a Los Angeles County Fire Department station.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor says paramedics responded to reports of gunshots at 10:53 a.m. at Fire Station 81, about 45 miles north of Los Angeles. Authorities had no information about injuries or arrests.

Police tape is surrounding the fire station, and police cars and ambulances lined the street outside.

"It is with heavy hearts that the LACoFD confirms that a tragic shooting occurred at approximately 10:55 a.m. today at FS 81 in Agua Dulce," the Los Angeles County Fire Department said on Twitter.

According to ABC7, "the wounded firefighter was airlifted by helicopter to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, where video from AIR7 HD showed paramedics wheeling the firefighter on a gurney from a rooftop helipad into the medical center. Neither of the two firefighters who were shot were immediately identified."

A home near the station is on fire, and there’s a heavy police presence, but it’s unclear if they’re connected and authorities didn’t immediately have more information.

A man's body was seen at the home, but whether that person was the deceased suspect was not immediately confirmed.

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.