The California firefighter fatally shot by a colleague was mired in an ongoing dispute with the shooter, according to reports.
Los Angeles County Firefighter Tory Carlon, 44, was gunned down Tuesday at a fire station in Agua Dulce before the gunman — a fellow smoke-eater — drove back to his home and apparently took his own life, the Los Angeles Times reported.
A fire captain was also critically wounded in the shooting.
A motive for California’s second fatal workplace shooting in less than a week wasn’t immediately released, but sources close to the matter told the newspaper Carlon and the shooter were involved in an ongoing dispute about how the station was operated and maintained.
Carlon and the gunman, who apparently shot himself in a pool at his home in Acton, had previously argued about various issues at the station prior to the Tuesday morning shooting. They worked different shifts, but reportedly lived in the same area.