Authorities: 2 deputies shot, conditions unknown
The Associated Press
CRESTVIEW, Fla. -- Authorities say two Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies have been shot and were airlifted to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known.
The shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday, when the two deputies went to Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center, near Crestview, in response to a call, said Michele Nicholson, a sheriff's spokeswoman.
Authorities say the suspect shot and hit both deputies and took off toward neighboring Walton County, where he was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies.
"Our deputies pursued him into Walton County shots were exchanged and he was killed," Nicholson said.
A man who answered the telephone at the shooting center said he had no comment on the shooting.
Nicholson said the injured deputes were airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola because Okaloosa County does not have trauma center.
"It was serious because they had to be airlifted," she said.
An Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in August following a standoff with a man who had barricaded himself inside a home.