Firefighter killed colleague at LA County fire station

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty firefighter fatally shot a fellow Los Angeles County firefighter and wounded another at their fire station before barricading himself at his home nearby, where he was later found dead.

Fire Chief Daryl Osby said at a news conference Tuesday that a 44-year-old fire specialist died in shooting and a 54-year-old firefighter was shot. The wounded man is in critical but stable condition at a hospital.

Osby says the shooter barricaded himself at his house less than 10 miles from Fire Station 81, which is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. The home was set on fire, and he was later found dead.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says the gunman appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, adding that no deputies fired.

Agua Dulce is a rural community of about 3,000 people in the desert of northern Los Angeles County known for its rock formations and panoramic views.

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