Firefighters shot responding to explosion


One firefighter is dead and another injured after they were shot while responding to a fire inside a Long Beach, California senior home early Monday morning.

 Captain Dave Rosa, a 17-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department, was killed.

 A second fire fighter and a civilian were injured in the spray of gun fire.

 Police arrested a suspect at the scene, but there is still no word on a motive and officers have yet to call the attack an “ambush.”

 “That is definitely on the table,” said Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna. “We’re going to be looking at that and that’s the environment we work in today, as law enforcement and fire fighters.”

 Fire investigators are still working to figure out what sparked the overnight blaze that drew firefighters to the scene. First responders reported a strong smell of gasoline in the building.

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