Firefighter dies after being shot in Stockton fire

A veteran firefighter who was shot while starting a central California blaze early Monday morning has died, authorities said.

Police said the shooting took place as firefighters responded at about 4:45 a.m. to a rubbish container fire that engulfed a building in the central valley city of Stockton.

Fire Chief Rick Edwards said at a news conference that Fire Captain Max Fortuna was taken to hospital, where he died.

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