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Two FL Deputy Sheriffs shot and killed in apparent ambush at restaurant

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April 19, 2018
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Two Deputy Sheriffs have been shot and killed after a shooter apparently ambushed a restaurant in Florida on Thursday afternoon.

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on Facebook and confirmed that two Deputy Sheriffs were shot and killed in the Ace China restaurant.

“… A suspect walked up to the business and shot both deputies through the window,” the department said.

“As fellow deputies responded to the scene, they found the shooter deceased outside the business, and both Deputy Sheriffs where they died of their wounds,” the statement said.

There is an ongoing criminal investigation.

No motive is known at this time.

Sheriff Bobby Schultz was expected to speak publicly.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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