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Rochester, NY Gunman Shoots Down Firefighters Responding To MASSIVE Christmas Eve House Fire!

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It's very difficult sometimes to understand what goes on this world and why individuals choose to commit these types of nightmarish atrocities.

With the country still reeling from the unspeakable Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, at which a gunman took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults trying to protect them, another violent shooting has occurred in the United States, once again resulting in the loss of innocent lives.

Firefighters called to the scene of a massive blaze encompassing three homes and a vehicle in Rochester, New York were shot at as they left their vehicles early this morning, leaving two dead and two others injured and hospitalized.

Worse yet, the constant gunfire prevented responders from being able to extinguish the flames, and a SWAT team was called in to help nearby neighbors and bystanders evacuate the increasingly-unsafe area!

Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn said:

"We have different individuals that were possible people with knowledge, but at this point I can't really comment."

While Police Chief Gerald Pickering furthered:

"It's still an active crime scene. We have firefighters there at the location. It took a while to make it safe … to put out the fires."

It's still currently unclear what caused the initial blaze, if the subsequent shooting is connected, and if anyone inside the homes was injured.

All we can do for now is pray for the lives so mercilessly taken, the individuals injured, and the people who have lost their homes and belongings as a result of this awful tragedy.

No one should have to suffer this intensely during what should be the happiest times of the year. This violence has to end.


[Image via ABC News.]

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28 comments to “Rochester, NY Gunman Shoots Down Firefighters Responding To MASSIVE Christmas Eve House Fire!”

  1. 1

    before I saw the paycheck for $5402, I accept …that…my neighbours mother was truley erning money part time online.. there best friend had bean doing this 4 only fifteen months and by now repaid the dept on their home and bourt a great Buick. go to… jump14.com

  2. rox says – reply to this


    Rochester, NY Gunman.

    In the picture it clearly says webster, NY. -_-

    But HOLY FUCK! :(

  3. sm87 says – reply to this


    I don't even know what to say anymore - I love the United States (as a Canadian), truly I do - I spend more time travelling the States than I do my own country - but this nonsense needs to stop - Canada has such a strict gun control law, and we rarely see this sort of unnecessary and devastating behaviour. Obama - get your act together and protect your beautiful country - this is such a shame it's unbelievable.

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    If you think Rodney`s story is great…, last pay check my sister in-law basically got paid $6458 grafting a eighteen hour week an their house and they're best friend's ex-wife`s neighbour did this for eight months and got paid over $6458 in their spare time on- line. apply the steps from this website… jump14.com

  5. Lauren says – reply to this


    Re: rox – Webster is a suburb of Rochester. I live about 20min away from Webster.

  6. rox says – reply to this


    Re: Lauren – ahhhh. LAright, thanks lol

  7. shelly says – reply to this


    Y'all be butt fucking crazy. Now if only the firefighters had guns to shoot the motherfucker down while they were fighting the fire. That's what you need. Armed firefighters - no, wait, a sniper on each truck.
    I'm so sorry even more innocent people have paid the ultimate price because Americans are too fucking weak to stand up to the gun lobby and the politicians they own. Weak. Instead of shedding tears and building teddy bear shrines turn your grief into anger and demand that these fucking wingnuts are no allowed to access weapons. Waiting for wingnut to respond. Oh well, this shit don't happen in most parts of the world, at least not every fucking week. Sad and scary.

  8. Joe says – reply to this


    Webster is a suburb of Rochester

  9. 9

    I swear if the NRA will release a f'ing idiotic statement about this, I will lose it. WE NEED TOGETHER GUN-CONTROL LAWS in the United States. There is no getting around this. Arming everyone to the teeth, as the NRA is advocating, is not going to solve the problem, but just make it a lot worse!!! The NRA is a very powerful lobby group and politically very influential, but the people of the U.S. have to stand up to them and send politicians a message that we need tougher gun-control laws NOW!

  10. Katie says – reply to this


    Not only did this coward set fire to several houses but waited for these heros who put their lives on the line on a daily basis not to mention on the eve of christmas and shot them as they arrived to help those who may be in danger. LOL And your worried where webster is??!?!?!? I am from Rochester, NY… Where in rochester… isn't the point! The point is these men died for no reason what so ever. Their children, family and friends will never see or hear them again. I am so Sorry to those family who were affected by this horrible tragedy. I am disgusted by todays events. I can only think of whats to come of the future.

  11. 11

    Re: sm87 – you love the united states more than Canada? r u messed? Yes it is fun to vacation in the States, they are definitely more exciting. but to live there its brutal. You really need to appreciate the beauty of Canada, our free health care, low crime rate, etc… we are better than the states in so many different area, especially our politics and foreign affair.

  12. sm87 says – reply to this


    Re: Princess-peach – Don't get me wrong, I love Canada for sure; hence why I still live here. I never said I love the States more than Canada either - just said I travel there more than I do here, because yes, there is more to do. We do have a lot of advantages living here, but needless to say, the United States also has a lot to offer as well that Canada does not. Point being that they really need to get their act together with all of this gun stuff, it's so detrimental and takes away from all the good the country has to offer.

  13. 13

    Re: sm87Re: Moniker – New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Theres 3 states in which almost have ALL guns banned. NY is one of them, NY also has 4.0 per 100k homicide rates. Only 2 of the top 10 most ARMED states in America surpass NY as far as homicides go. So this shooting in NY has basically proven that strict gun laws means nothing.

    At this point we can either say these are false flags now, government orhcirtrated to turn the public against guns, so they won't mind being disarmed. There's been a dozen points in history where a nations government disarmed it's cilivians, then they proceeded to mass murder. Hitler was the most recent.

    Or at this point we can simply blame the media. Which is more rational and logical than blaming an inanimate object. The media has shoves these down our throats. The media makes these guys famous and finds out every little detail about their lives. We always remember the shooters, but never the victims. So lets go ahead and start blaming the media for glamorizing these shooters and making them famous. Talking about NOTHING BUT THEM for weeks.

  14. 14

    Re: NookiesWA – Ouch some blatant typos SLEEP TIMEEEEE

  15. bosotn61 says – reply to this


    How much do you want o be the shooter was a REPUBLICAN. A Limbaush, Beck, Faux News fan?

  16. sm87 says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – good point - very good point. I think Morgan Freeman recently said the same thing, where the media has taken a bigger interest in the shooters rather than the victims - it's awful. And while I don't know exactly what the gun laws are in the states, my point was moreso the fact that it's more accessible to buy a gun there than it is here - exactly how accessible I'm not too sure. Though this obviously isn't WHY shootings are happening, per say. Something's got to be done though, that for sure we know. Sad sad sad.

  17. 17

    Re: NookiesWA – You've got a great point that the media is glamourizing these disgusting criminals. It's a very sad situation all around, but I do think that, even if NY has strict gun-laws, they need to be even tougher. Though gun-control alone is obviously not the answer, but if it is mandated that each person who wants to own a gun undergo strict background and psychological screening, then maybe that's a start.

  18. Jes says – reply to this


    Webster is a suburb of Roch. This happened about 15 minutes from my home. Its awful.

  19. mebeleave says – reply to this


    Re: rox
    Webster is a suburb of Rochester. It's about 10 minutes from me. It's very scary and beyond sad!

  20. boston61 says – reply to this


    Murder brought to you by the good folks in the Republican Party.

  21. 21

    Was an ambush. All intentional.

  22. ONIT says – reply to this


    Sounds like teh last episode of "Chicago Fire".

  23. jj says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – WHY does everyone always jump to the most armed states argument? Those 10 most armed states have a very low population density. Top three: KENTUCKY 4 million ppl, 110/sq mi; UTAH 3 million ppl, 34.3/sq mi; Montana 1 million ppl, 6.86/sq mi. And New York? 20 MILLION PPL, 412/SQ MI. None of the top 10 states have very big cities, certainly nothing comparable to NYC, and I can guarantee most of the violence happens there. Violence is much more likely to happen in big cities than in small (by comparison) cities. To compare these small states to a big one is ridiculous. The point of all this is that something needs to be changed in the US because this is getting ridiculous. Now whether that be stricter gun control or a change in how the media presents these atrocities, I don't know. But SOMETHING needs to be done.

  24. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Perez, please ban spammer FayPatch from your site. Better yet bring back the Flag buttons so we can help you spot scammers. Thanks.

  25. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Perez, please ban spammer FayPatch from your site. Better yet bring back the Flag buttons so we can help you spot scammers. Thanks.
    PS - This is a very sad story but gun control will never pass, unless the entire population turns into Stepford Wives. Sorry I just do not see it and not giving up my pistol.

  26. 26

    Re: sm87 – Pretty much all states require a mandatory background check with a 3,5,7,10 day waiting period depending on the state. In most states the guns have to be registered. Convicted felons are not allowed to own a firearm in any state. There is one loophole that needs to be fixed, which is the gun show loophole. A gun show is basically a giant gathering of private sellers. The problem with this is, if it's a private sell amongst two people, no background check is required. Allowing people to privately buy firearms from ordinary people. That is the "gun show loophole" you hear about. You cannot own fully automatic weapons, suppressors,etc without going through one hellacious background check, paying a 2,000 tax stamp, and getting a written letter from your counties local sheriff deputy. We currently have 20,000 gun laws and regulations put into place, varying state by state. Foreigners seem to always be under the naive impression that we can just walk into a store and buy one. That is false.

  27. 27

    Re: jj – Actually I could go into your argument and counter it with at least half a dozen things, but I would have to re-research everything to get my numbers correct. I will say this though, the CDC and FBI released articles before basically stating that gun control really has no effect on homicide rates. This fortunately is not a religion debate where neither side can prove or disprove the existence of god. You'll find that the amount of evidence, statistics, articles from NON BIASED sources that are favorably pro-gun far outweigh the studies/articles that are anti-gun.

    It's much like the cannabis debate. You have 1 study or article coming out thats against it, then 10 more pop up saying it's wrong. The same applies to this. Between the numbers, using history and the failed alcohol prohibition AND THE FAILED 1994 assault weapon ban pro gun > anti-gun arguments.

  28. sm87 says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – yeah, not going to lie - I was completely under the impression that it was normal to walk into a Walmart and buy a firearm - clearly it is a fully ignorant viewpoint which I knew wasn't the total case at all. but very interesting for sure, thanks for shedding more light onto the this for me.