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Gunman Ambushes Firemen in Tenn.

March 8, 2000

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Firefighters who arrived to put out a house fire Wednesday were ambushed by a gunman who walked out of a garage and opened fire, WMC-TV reported. Five people, including the gunman, were seriously wounded.

A deputy, two firefighters and a bystander were wounded, said Walter E. Cruz, police director.

The suspect was shot by a sheriff’s deputy who returned fire.

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