DURATION: 1:05

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SHOTLIST:

WHAM-TV - MUST COURTESY

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

1. Wide shot of home ablaze

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MANDATORY COURTESY

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

2. Still image of smoke, home burning

3. Still image of police with armored personnel carrier

WHAM-TV

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

4. SOUNDBITE: Chief Gerald Pickering / Webster Police Dept.

"This is still an active investigation but I will say at first blush it appears it was a trap ... "

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MANDATORY COURTESY

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

5. Still image of fireball at home

6. Still image of fire from distance

WHAM-TV

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

7. Home ablaze

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MANDATORY COURTESY

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

8. Still image of firefighters on scene

WHAM-TV

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

9. SOUNDBITE: Chief Gerald Pickering / Webster Police Dept.

"It's a very difficult situation ... "

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - MANDATORY COURTESY

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

10. Still image of police on shore

WHAM-TV

Webster, New York - Dec. 24, 2012

11. House burning

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

A HOUSE FIRE IN WEBSTER, NEW YORK TURNS INTO AN AMBUSH FOR FIREFIGHTERS ... POLICE SAY AN EX-CON SET HIS CAR AND HOME ABLAZE ... AND WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED, THE 62-YEAR-OLD OPENED FIRE.

TWO OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS DIED ... THE GUNMAN, WILLIAM SPENGLER ... COMMITTED SUICIDE IN THIS SUBURB OF ROCHESTER.

SOT: This is still an active investigation but I will say at first blush it appears it was a trap ...

AUTHORITIES SAY SPENGLER SERVED MORE THAN 17 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEATING HIS 92-YEAR-OLD GRANDMOTHER TO DEATH IN 1980. PAROLED IN 1998 ... POLICE SAY SPENGLER LIVED A QUIET LIFE SINCE.

UNTIL THIS EARLY MORNING FIRE ... WHEN FOUR FIREFIGHTERS ROLLED UP TO THE SCENE. TWO DIED THERE ... TWO OTHERS ARE HOSPITALIZED.

SOT: It's a very difficult situation ...

A FIFTH MAN PASSING BY WAS HURT BY THE GUNFIRE.

IN ALL SEVEN HOMES *DESTROYED* ... AND POLICE SAY SPENGLER'S 67-YEAR-OLD SISTER WHO LIVED WITH HIM ... IS UNACCOUNTED FOR.

LEE POWELL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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