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UPDATE: Los Angeles County Fire Department chiefs confirm a firefighter was shot and killed at Fire Station 81 this morning and that an off-duty firefighter was the gunman. That firefighter also is dead. A fire captain at Fire Station 81 was wounded and is in critical but stable condition. The gunman’s home was the one that burned.
A shooting at a fire station in Agua Dulce on Tuesday morning left one firefighter dead and another wounded, officials said.
The suspect is believed to be a disgruntled employee of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to officials. His identity and job title were not disclosed.
“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 Fire Department said on Twitter.
One firefighter died at the scene. Another firefighter, who was wounded, was airlifted by helicopter to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia. Video from AIR7 HD showed paramedics wheeling the firefighter on a gurney from a rooftop helipad into the medical center.
One firefighter was killed and another was injured when a gunman opened fire Tuesday morning at a fire station in the Agua Dulce area, officials said.
Law enforcement sources said at least one firefighter who worked at the station was “down,” and that another victim has been hospitalized. Officials did not immediately confirm that victim’s condition.
A source at the Los Angeles County Fire Department said the shooter was a firefighter.
There’s also a fire at a home reportedly belonging to the suspect, the sheriff’s department said. A fire helicopter has made a water drop on the house, but the home is still burning.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said earlier it was holding all units from responding to fight the blaze because the location of the suspect was unknown and they wouldn’t fight the fire until the house was deemed safe.