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The Latest: Police arrest man in a retirement home shooting

LONG BEACH, California. – The Last a recording of two firefighters and the other person in Southern California (all times are local):

4:20 pm

The police said a nursing home resident is accused of shooting of two fire fighters — one fatally — and another resident after they responded to a report of an explosion in the building.

Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna said Monday that 77-year-old Thomas Kim was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and arson.

Authorities say they also found “suspicious devices” on the scene.

Fire Capt. Dave Rosa was killed. Another firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

The police says the investigation is ongoing.

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2:20 pm

The body of a Southern California firefighter shot in the line of duty arrived at a coroner’s office after a solemn procession.

A pathologist of the transfer of the remains of Capt. Dave Rosa was accompanied Monday by a column of fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles on the long drive from downtown Long Beach to the morgue in the vicinity of the center of Los Angeles.

Firefighters from many departments stood on the street and on the highway overpasses, saluting as the procession passed.

The 17-year-old veteran of the Long Beach Fire department was one of two firefighters hit by gunfire before dawn on because they responded to an explosion and fire in a senior living apartment tower.

The other firefighter’s injuries are described as not life-threatening. A third gunshot victim, described as a citizen was said at midmorning to be in a critical condition and in surgery.

The police have a person held believed to be a resident of the building and recovered a gun, but there’s no word on a motive for the violence.

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12:40 pm

The body of a Southern California firefighter shot in the line of duty is taken from a hospital in Long Beach to a mortuary in the neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.

A van carrying the remains of the 45-year-old Captain Dave Rosa, will be accompanied Monday afternoon by a procession of fire trucks and police cars and motorcycles with hazard warning lights flashing.

The 17-year-old veteran of the Long Beach Fire department was one of two firefighters hit by gunfire before dawn on because they responded to an explosion and fire in a senior living apartment tower. Rosa is survived by his wife and two children.

The other firefighter’s injuries are described as not life-threatening. A third gunshot victim, described as a citizen was said at midmorning to be in a critical condition and in surgery.

The police have a person held believed to be a resident of the building and recovered a gun, but there’s no word on a motive for the violence.

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8:26 pm

A firefighter who was shot during the answer of an explosion and fire in a Southern California retirement home died.

Long Beach fire chief Mike DuRee announced that the firefighter had died about four hours after the shooting before dawn on Monday.

DuRee, says the 45-year-old firefighter was a 17-year veteran of the department and leaves a wife and two children.

Another firefighter and another person were also injured.

The authorities say that the person who is believed responsible for the shooting is a resident of the facility. He will be questioned.

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7:24 pm.

Officials say two firefighters and another person have been shot on a Southern California retirement home, and a suspect is in custody.

The shooting happened after the fire department responded to a pre-dawn Monday, alarm clock on an 11-story tower in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Jake Heflin says a firefighter was hospitalized in critical condition and the other suffered a non-life-threatening wound.

The police Sgt. Brad Johnson says another person was also injured and in the hospital, but had no information about that victim.

Johnson says a man believed responsible for the shooting is a resident of the facility and was taken into custody.

Heflin said the fire department arrived at the home and found the windows blown out, the smell of gas and a fire that they extinguished.

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