2 Long Beach firefighters shot, one fatally, at senior care facility; 3rd person hit by gunfire

Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa was fatally shot while on duty Monday morning. (Long Beach Fire Department

Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, 45, was fatally shot while investigating reports of an explosion and the smell of gasoline inside the Covenant Manor senior care facility about 4 a.m., said Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Duree.

Rosa and another firefighter were struck by gunfire while inside the 11-story building helping to trace what had triggered the building’s sprinkler system and forced residents to shelter in place, said Jake Heflin, a spokesman for the Long Beach Fire Department. A third person, a civilian, was also shot and is expected to survive, police said.

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Police Offices are not unfamiliar with reports of officers being shot, but fire fighters?  Guess we need to take close look at what is going on in our society.

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