Police In Webster, N.Y., say the man who lured firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people."...
The psycho sniper who boasted that killing people was he did best gunned down two volunteer firefighters used an all too familiar weapon: a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle.
That same model of killing machine was used in the horrific elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staffers died.
The chilling revelation came Tuesday morning — a day after the gunman, William Spengler, set his home on fire and ambushed first responders, turning his suburban neighborhood outside of Rochester, N.Y. into a burning war zone.
Investigators scouring the scorched crime scene for a motive found a disturbing note hinting at Spengler's madness.
"I still have to get ready and see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people," Spengler, 62, wrote in a note according to Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering.
Spengler, who shot himself around 11 a.m. after torching his car and home, was also armed with a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and 12 gauge shotgun, Pickering said.
His semi-automatic assault rifle was equipped with a flash suppressant.
Spengler’s 67-year-old sister, Cheryl, was still missing Tuesday afternoon.
The chaos began at 5:30 a.m. when Spengler unleashed a hail of bullets on firefighters and cops caught in his trap.
Spengler fired from a nearby berm as if he were a military sniper. Two firefighters died in the “kill zone” Spengler created, and two other firefighters and a cop were wounded.
“It appears it was a trap,” Pickering said Monday, fighting back tears during an emotional news conference. “People get up in the middle of the night to fight fires. They don’t expect to get shot and killed.”
A 911 call from one of the wounded men hinted at the horrifying scene.