William Spengler Used Bushmaster Assault Rifle in Fatal Shooting of Webster Firefighters, Left Chilling Note

William Spengler William Spengler Used Bushmaster Assault Rifle in Fatal Shooting of Webster Firefighters, Left Chilling Note

William Spengler Used Bushmaster Assault Rifle in Fatal Shooting of Webster Firefighters, Left Chilling Suicide Note

WEBSTER SHOOTING:  Ex-con William Spengler, who shot four firefighters, killing Tomasz Kaczowka and Lt. Mike Chiapperini, wounding two others — Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino, used a Bushmaster assault weapon to carry out his double murder-suicide. Police said he left a chilling typewritten note saying he wanted to “do what I like doing best, killing people.” As firefighters arrived on at his home, which he set afire Christmas Eve morning, he opened fire on the firefighters with the Bushmaster, the same semi-automatic, military-style weapon used by Adam Lanza during the December 14 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and six adults.

According to the suicide note, William Spengler wanted to see “how much of the neighborhood I can burn down.” He set his car and house on fire, which also spread to several more houses. The note did not give a motive for his actions. His sister, Cheryl Spengler, who lived in the home, is unaccounted for and could be dead. Spengler was also armed with a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Mossman 12-gauge shotgun and the Bushmaster rifle. William Spengler was a convicted felon and could not legally own a firearm, but it seems that didn’t deter him. Police are investigating how he obtained those weapons.

The latest news about this tragedy comes as AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov in intensive care following health scare. According to RT.com:

93-year-old Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the world’s most popular automatic rifle, has been admitted to a cardiology hospital in Izhevsk, in the Urals. The engineer’s health is said to have worsened during a routine check up on December 20, with Kalashnikov residing in intensive care ever since. His son insists the inventor is just undergoing routine procedures.

Ex-Convict William Spengler Identified as Webster NY Shooting Suspect Who Killed Two Firefighters

tomasz kaczowka Ex Convict William Spengler Identified as Webster NY Shooting Suspect Who Killed Two Firefighters

Ex-Convict William Spengler Identified as Webster NY Shooting Suspect Who Killed Two Firefighters, Wounded Two

WEBSTER SHOOTING:  William Spengler, 62, has been identified as the shooting suspect who killed two firefighters Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka and wounded two others — Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter. Both men are listed in guarded condition in the intensive care unit at Strong Hospital. William Spengler was arrested for killing his grandmother in 1980 and served time until 1998. His sister is missing, police said. William Spengler was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

William Spengler Ex Convict William Spengler Identified as Webster NY Shooting Suspect Who Killed Two Firefighters

Ex-Con William Spengler killed two firefighters in Webster NY

Spengler was arrested in 1980 for beating and killing his grandmother. He was convicted in 1981 and served time until 1998. He was on supervised parole until 2006. Police say Spengler was shooting from a berm near the Lake Road home and this was set up as a trap.  A Webster Police officer did exchange fire with a shooter. The officer was not injured.

Police say Spengler was shooting from a berm near the Lake Road home and this was set up as a trap.  A Webster Police officer did exchange fire with a shooter. The officer was not injured. Police say Spengler’s sister is unaccounted for at this time. Spengler’s mother recently passed away. Police don’t know a motive yet. Source

Police said several guns found at home of Webster firefighter killer, which are all illegal since he was convicted felon. Another sad day for this country, when not even our firefighters are safe from gun-toting lunatics.

Lt. Mike Chiapperini Identified as One of Two Firefighters Killed by Gunman in Webster NY

BREAKING NEWS:  One of the two firefighters shot in Webster NY has been identified as Lt. Mike Chiapperini of the Webster PD. He is also a volunteer for West Webster PD. The suspect was found dead at the scene.  Two other firefighters were also shot, but are in guarded condition at a local hospital.

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said the fire was apparently a “trap” set for first responders.  Lt. Mike Chiapperini was reportedly off-duty and was responding as a volunteer firefighter.

Thirty-three residents in the area were evacuated from their homes. NBC10News reports that four homes were destroyed and four other homes damaged.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lt. Mike Chiapperini, who lost his life in the line of duty. This was another senseless murder.

UPDATED:  WEBSTER SHOOTING:  The names of the two firefighters killed by gunman in Webster NY are Tomasz Kaczowka and Lt. Mike ChiaperriniTheodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter were injured. The name of the gunman has not been released. Visit for updates:  http://hinterlandgazette.com/2012/12/firefighter-tomasz-kaczowka-lt-mike-chiapperini-killed-theodore-scardino-joseph-hofsetter-injured-webster-shooting.html

BREAKING NEWS: Four Firefighters Shot, Two Dead at Scene of Fire on Lake Road in Webster NY

BREAKING NEWS:  Four firefighters shot, two died from their injuries, at the scene of a fire on Lake Road in Webster, NY. The fire was at 191 Lake Road near Bay Road, 3WHAM reports. The victims were taken by Mercy Flight to area hospitals. The other two firefighters are listed in guarded condition at Strong Hospital.  The lone gunman has been apprehended, but his condition is not clear. There is no active shooter right now, but sheriff’s deputies are still looking for other possible suspects, WHEC reports.  DEVELOPING STORY.

USA Today reports:  “Webster, N.Y., police Chief Gerald Pickering said “one or more shooters” fired at the firefighters when they arrived around 5:45 a.m. ET at the scene near the shore of Lake Ontario in western New York state.

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