A sheriff’s deputy shot an active shooter suspect in a Florida grocery store Thursday before anyone was shot. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls Thursday afternoon of a disturbance inside a Grocery Advantage Store in Pensacola, Florida.
A male suspect allegedly brought a handgun into the store and was firing at shoppers, but he did not hit anyone. Deputies arrived at the store and “immediately thwarted the active shooter situation,” according to statement by police. A deputy shot the man, and he was taken to a local hospital for multiple gunshot wounds.
No civilians or police officers were injured in the incident. Lee Gainey, a man who works across the street from the store, said shoppers and employees came running out of the store screaming that there was a shooter.