Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Office news release says the Gilchrist County sheriff’s deputies were killed Thursday afternoon in Trenton.
The release says the deputies were at the Ace China restaurant when the shooter walked up to the building and fired at them through a window. Fellow deputies responding to the scene found the shooter dead outside the business.
The release doesn’t say how the suspect died. Authorities say there’s no apparent motive for the shooting.
The names of the deputies and shooter weren’t immediately released.
Trenton is in northern Florida, about 35 miles west of Gainesville.
Two deputies from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were killed on Thursday, according to the Levy County Sheriff.
The deputies died shortly after a shooting incident in the Trenton, Florida area.
The Levy County sheriff confirmed the suspect is dead as well.
“GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has suffered a terrible tragedy,” says a post from the Gilchrist County’s account.
“Please avoid the area of SR 26 from the red light to the area of subway. No suspects are at large. Further updates will be posted later.”
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not confirm whether the deputies died during the shooting.
Trenton is about 30 miles west of Gainesville.
No further information was immediately released.
GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has suffered a terrible tragedy. Please avoid the area of SR 26 from the red light to the area of subway. No suspects are at large. Further updates will be posted later.— Gilchrist Co Sheriff (@GCSOFlorida) April 19, 2018