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Maryland firefighter dies after shooting at suburban home

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Police are trying to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Photo: NBC Police are trying to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Photo: NBC
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. -

Police are trying to determine why a person opened fire on firefighters who were responding to a call for help at a home in a Maryland suburb of Washington.
    
The Prince George's County Police Department says a firefighter was shot and killed while making a welfare check and another remains in serious condition. John Ulmschneider, a 13-year veteran of the department, died Friday night. He was 37 years old.
    
Volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain, 19, also was shot and remains in serious but stable condition. He is expected to survive.
    
Firefighters had gone to a Temple Hills home after being called to help a person suffering from a medical condition. The person inside was unresponsive, so firefighters decided to force entry. A person inside fired several rounds, striking the two firefighters and the person who had initially made the call for a welfare check.
    
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This story corrects the name and age of the deceased firefighter.

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