Authorities: 2 Deputies Die After Being Shot

CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two north Florida sheriff's deputies died after they were shot by a suspect who was later killed by other deputies.

Okaloosa County sheriff's spokeswoman Michele Nicholson said the
two deputies were shot around 1 p.m. Saturday when they went to
Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center in response to a call.

Authorities say the suspect shot both deputies and took off toward neighboring Walton County, where he was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies.

The injured deputies were airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola because Okaloosa County does not have trauma center.

A man who answered the telephone at the shooting center said he had no comment on the shooting.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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