LONG BEACH, Calif. - A firefighter from the Long Beach Fire Department was shot and killed Monday morning while responding to a fire at a retirement center, said the Long Beach Fire Department.
Fire Captain David Rosa died when he and two other people, a firefighter and a civilian, were shot at while responding to an explosion and structure fire.
Both the firefighters who were shot were part of the initial emergency response and were quickly taken to the hospital, the surviving firefighter has non-life threatening injuries.
It is with deep sadness and tremendous grief that we announce that Captain David Rosa has died from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound he sustained at an emergency incident. Capt. Rosa is a 17 year veteran of our department and is assigned to Station 10. pic.twitter.com/np03fecLQb
— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@lbfd) June 25, 2018
A Long Beach police spokesman said they have someone in custody in connection with the shooting.