(CNN) — At least two firefighters died when they were shot at the scene of a blaze in upstate New York on Monday, police said. Two other firefighters were injured, police in Webster, New York, told reporters. Authorities believe one or more shooters took aim at the firefighters after they left their vehicles, Police Chief Gerald Pickering said. It was unclear whether there were any suspects. “We have different individuals that were possible people with knowledge, but at this point I can’t really comment,” Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn told reporters. For hours, the gunfire stopped firefighters from working to extinguish the fire and forced police SWAT teams to evacuate homes in the area. Firefighters first arrived before 6 a.m., said Rob Boutillier, Webster’s fire marshal. By 9 a.m., flames had engulfed three houses and a vehicle, he said.”It’s still an active crime scene,” Pickering said. “We have firefighters there at the location. It took a while to make it safe … to put out the fires.”
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON AROUND HERE? Kids getting shot in an elementary school. Firefighters getting shot trying to put out a fire? Where am I? What fucking planet am I on? And how is this story not all over the news right now? CNN is running their top 5 newsmakers of the year and shit. It’s almost like there is nobody in the office to cover this tragedy because it’s Christmas Eve Day. I mean this story is so bizarre I can’t even wrap my brain around it. Firefighters show up to put out a fire and somebody starts shooting at them? What’s next? The NRA saying we need to arm firefighters? Jesus Christ. The world is FUCKED. Just another cruel reminder to appreciate whoever you celebrate tonight with because as we’ve seen the last 2 months anything can happen at anytime, anywhere and to anybody. Never take a day for granted because life is too fragile. Crazy, sad, bizarre stuff.