Active shooter stopped by Escambia deputies after firing at grocery customers

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Deputies say a man opened fire at customers inside a grocery store Thursday afternoon. Deputies confronted the active shooter and shot him.

The active-shooter situation unfolded at Grocery Advantage on Lillian Highway. Deputies say the man was acting erratically and showed a gun when deputies approached him at the rear of the store.

The suspect was taken to a hospital. No deputies or civilians were injured.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement will lead the investigation into the shooting.

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