Sadly, yet another shooting has made national headlines.
The Associated Press is reporting that a firefighter was shot at the scene of a fire at a home in Webster, New York, a suburb of Rochester.
Here's the full story from the AP wire:
(AP) -- WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter has been shot while responding to a fire at a suburban Rochester home.The AP's report on this story was picked up by CNY Central, the joint news operation of the CBS, NBC, and CW affiliates in Rochester.
Officials in the town of Webster tell local media outlets that someone shot at firefighters around 6 a.m. Monday when they arrived at the scene of the blaze just east of Rochester.
A fire official with the West Webster Fire District tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that the firefighter is listed in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Officials say the house is still burning and the fire has spread to a second home.
A man answering the phone at the fire station says firefighters are unable to battle the blazes because the area still hasn't been secured by police. The man says no other information is being released.
This shooting comes as this country is still reeling from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It's absolutely disgusting that someone would even consider shooting at a firefighter who was on duty battling a fire and trying to save lives and property.