Firefighter wounded in NY rampage is back to work

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A professional firefighter who survived the Christmas Eve shooting rampage in upstate New York that left two volunteer firefighters dead returned to work Tuesday, saying he felt "very lucky and fortunate to be here."

Joseph Hofstetter rejoined his Rochester Fire Department crew Tuesday morning, local media outlets reported, more than six months after being shot while responding to a call with the suburban West Webster Fire District, where he volunteered.

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