Update, 2:09 p.m. (EST) June 2: Multiple outlets are reporting that the Los Angeles County (CA) firefighter who was shot at a station in Agua Dulce yesterday was 44-year-old Tory Carlon, a 20-plus-year firefighter. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reports say the captain, whose name still hasn’t been released, tried to help before getting shot multiple times. The 54-year-old remained in critical condition at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Wednesday morning.
Authorities have not identified the gunman or a motive for the attack. However, reports say the gunman and victim had an ongoing dispute, believed to be about how the station was run and maintained. The two worked different shifts but lived in the same area.
Following the attack, the gunman then drove to his own home about 10 miles away in Acton, had a standoff with responding deputies, set his house on fire, and was found in a swimming pool dead via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
W/gratitude to @LAFDtalk, @LASDHQ & all other fire/law agencies who joined us to escort our fallen #LACoFD FF to the Coroner’s Office last night.— LACoFD (@LACOFD) June 2, 2021
Please keep all those affected by this tragic event in your thoughts & prayers.
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Update, 7:04 p.m. EST: A Los Angeles County (CA) firefighter allegedly killed a fellow firefighter, wounded an official, and then set his house on fire and died by suicide, a report says.
The suspect was apparently involved in an ongoing dispute with one of the victims–a 44-year-old, 20-plus-year firefighter at Station 81 in Agua Dulce, the report says. The off-duty-at-the-time suspect shot the other firefighter at the station just before 11 a.m., and then wounded a captain who was not believed to be targeted.
He then drove to his home in Acton, had a standoff with responding deputies, set the house on fire, and eventually killed himself, the report says. His body was found in a pool outside the home by the deputies. Officials are working to confirm the cause of death; they say no shots were fired during the standoff and believe no one else was home at the time.
The wounded captain is 54 years old. He was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, at which he underwent surgery and was described as recovering in critical but stable condition, the report says.
Update, 3:48 p.m. EST: 1 firefighter killed and one wounded in shooting at Los Angeles County Fire Department station, multiple Los Angeles-area media outlets report.
Original story: Authorities say there was a shooting Tuesday morning at a Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department station.
Department Supervisor Leslie Lua said paramedics responded to reports of gunshots shortly before 11 a.m. at Fire Station 81, about 45 miles north of Los Angeles.
A house about 10 miles east of the station is on fire, and there’s a heavy police presence, but it’s unclear if it’s connected to the shooting and authorities didn’t immediately have more information.
Police tape is surrounding the fire station in the Agua Dulce area near Santa Clarita, and police cars and ambulances lined the street outside.