Rochester Fire, Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 3

The gun recovered by police was the same military-style semiautomatic used in Sandy Hook.
2:03 | 12/26/12

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Transcript for Rochester Fire, Shooting: Death Toll Rises to 3
Details about that shocking Christmas crime in upstate New York -- gunman who ambushed and killed two firefighters. Left behind a chilling note about his deadly plan with more ABC's Lindsey Davis. Is here with the latest this is a tough one it really is good morning to -- lots of new developments to report including that the death toll has risen to three and a gun recovered by police. A military style semi automatic bushmaster the same make and caliber weapon used in elementary school massacre. In Newtown Connecticut. Investigators continue to comb through what's left of this Webster home the scene of an ambush attack set by this man. William spangler that killed two firefighters and injured two others. Overnight news that a body has been found in the rubble of the -- home possibly his sister Sheryl spangler with whom neighbors say he had a strained relationship. Emotions are high as fellow firefighters faced the grim reality of burying their own. Intended to hurt his neighbor -- Down hills many people as possible will be forced out. Police say stabler fired from a nearby firmer feel as if we're a military sniper using a trees cover. Spangler armed himself how believed immediately stirred colonel. First responders. Especially. He killed firefighters -- mosque which Uga and lieutenant Michael -- reading before shooting himself. At his side a rambling chilling typed note. I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood who burned. Down. Into -- like doing -- doing people. He's intent to kill is clear though his motive is still a mystery. But we do you know spangler had a violent past the 62 year old served seventeen years for killing his grandmother with a hammer. -- because spangler was a felon he shouldn't have been able to possess weapons in the first place. Two firefighters remain hospitalized in stable condition fortunately both of them are expected to make full recovery.

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