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BREAKING: LA County Firefighter Killed, More Wounded In Mass Shooting At Fire Station

Santa Clarita, CA – A Los Angeles County firefighter was fatally shot and additional victims were injured when a gunman opened fire at a fire station late Tuesday morning.

The attack occurred at Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 81 located in the 8700-block of Sierra Highway shortly before 11 a.m. on June 1, KTTV reported.

A second firefighter was shot multiple times, according to the news outlet.

He was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia in unknown condition.

The number of people injured in the attack is still unclear.

The identity and description of the shooter has not been released. UPDATE: The suspect is believed to be an off-duty firefighter who fatally shot himself after the attack.

“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 tweeted. “The Dept. is still in the process of gathering additional information & are cooperating with law enf. throughout this ongoing incident.”

Investigators were searching for a suspect in a white Toyota pickup, and ended up honing in on a residence located in the 2600-block of Bent Spur Drive in Acton, KTTV reported.

Shortly after they arrived, a structure fire erupted.

According to KTTV, a helicopter captured footage of a body lying in a pool on the property where the house fire was ignited.

It is unknown whether or not the individual is the gunman.

The residence is allegedly owned by a former fire department employee, according to KTTV.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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