Two Webster firefighters wounded in Christmas Eve shooting to speak

The two Rochester-area firefighters who survived the Christmas Eve shooting the claimed the lives of two comrades are speaking publicly about the incident for the first time.

Local media outlets report that Joseph Hofstetter and Ted Scardino are holding a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the West Webster Fire Department.

They were shot the morning of Dec. 24 after arriving at the scene of a house fire in Webster, just east of Rochester. Two other firefighters, Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were killed when William Spengler opened fire on them as they arrived on the scene.

Police say Spengler set fire to the lakeside house he shared with his sister. Remains believed to be hers were found at the scene.

Spengler committed suicide after police arrived.