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Firefighter shoots colleagues at California fire station; gunman later found dead in pool at burning home: Report

Two firefighters are dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting at a California fire station Tuesday.

According to CNN, the gunman was an off-duty firefighter specialist and engineer who showed up to the Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce and shot two of his colleagues, one fatally. The unidentified gunman then fled the scene and drove to his home in Acton. Police tracked the suspect there, and found the home in flames. The suspect was dead in a pool from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

A 44-year-old firefighter was shot in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim, a 54-year-old firefighter captain, was hospitalized and is now listed in critical but stable condition.

According to NBC News, the fire at the home of the potential suspect has delayed a positive identification of the body found there.

Ague Dulce is about 45 miles north of Los Angeles.

Authorities have not yet publicly commented on a possible motive.

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