NY shooter: killing people is 'what I like to do best'
NEW YORK (AFP) - A convicted felon who committed suicide after shooting dead two firefighters he lured into an inferno wrote in a note that killing people was what he liked to do best, local media said on Tuesday.
William Spengler, 62, also had three different weapons and an arsenal of ammunition, according to reports citing local police, including a .223 Bushmaster rife - the same make used in the recent elementary school shooting in Connecticut that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
"I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like to do best - killing people," read the rambling two to three page note discovered in the wake of the Christmas Eve incident in the town of Webster, ABC affiliate WHAM quoted police as saying.
WKBW meanwhile quoted Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering as saying that Spengler had "armed himself with three different weapons and an arsenal of ammunition" and that the weapons found were a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Mossberg 12-gage pump shotgun, and a Bushmaster .223 rifle.