Firefighters shot responding to call at California retirement home

Posted at 8:34 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 10:34:36-04

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Officials say two firefighters and another person have been shot at a Southern California retirement home and a suspect is in custody.
The shooting happened after firefighters responded to a pre-dawn Monday alarm at an 11-story tower in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.
Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin says one firefighter was hospitalized in critical condition and the other suffered a non-life-threatening wound.
Police Sgt. Brad Johnson says another person was also wounded and hospitalized, but had no more information about that victim.
Johnson says a man believed responsible for the shooting is a resident of the facility and was taken into custody.
Heflin says firefighters arriving at the retirement home found some windows blown out, the smell of gas and a fire that they extinguished.

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