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Man who killed 2 firemen left note on killing plan

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WEBSTER, NY -

Police In Webster, N.Y., say the man who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people."

Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said Tuesday that the man's sister hasn't been found yet. He said 62-year-old ex-convict William Spengler armed himself with three weapons and set his house afire to lure first responders into a death trap.

Two firefighters were shot dead and two others are hospitalized. Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him Monday.

Police say Spengler had the same make and caliber semiautomatic rifle as the one used in the Connecticut school massacre.

Chief Pickering said Tuesday Spengler was armed with a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle, a .38-caliber revolver and a 12-gauge shotgun in Monday's ambush.

Police have not said which weapon or weapons were used to shoot the firefighters.

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