Autopsy: Gunman in N.Y. firefighter ambush killed self

Responding to an emergency call in Webster, N.Y., four volunteer firefighters were targeted by a gunman. Police says they were lured by a man with a simple objective in mind -- to kill or hurt them; Also, last-minute Christmas shoppers are taking it seriously this year, and it's a nationwide affair; And, There are those who believe in Santa answering mail, and those who believe in answering Santa's mail. In a tradition that began in 1930, in a small rural town on the Kentucky border, Santa and his volunteer elves answer nearly 30,000 letters each year.

Police say an autopsy shows the U.S. gunman who lured two firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn't hit by return fire from a police officer.

A positive identification of the body found in 62-year-old gunman William Spengler's burned house hasn't been made. Police believe it was his sister.

Police say autopsies Thursday show West Webster firefighter Michael Chiapperini died of a single gunshot and Tomasz Kaczowka died of two shots.

Spengler, who killed his grandmother in 1980, set his house in New York state on fire and ambushed the arriving firefighters just before dawn on Christmas Eve. He wounded two other firefighters and a police officer.

The two wounded men, Joseph Hofstetter and Theodore Scardino have been upgraded to satisfactory condition at Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital.

The hospital released a statement from the firefighters saying they're "humbled and a bit overwhelmed" by the outpouring of well wishes and support for them and their families.

Investigators haven't yet said how the ex-convict got the weapons. He was barred from possessing them.

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