ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man opened fire on customers inside a Florida grocery store Thursday, but he was shot by Escambia County deputies.

The man at Grocery Advantage was acting erratically and firing a gun when deputies approached him, WKRG reports.

Sheriff David Morgan said deputies arrived within minutes of the call. By then, the gunman had barricaded himself and was preparing to ambush the deputies, he said.

“As the Sheriff, I know I speak not only for the Sheriff’s Office but all citizens of Escambia County, in thanking the fine men and women of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism and courage which is displayed every day but especially today in stopping this suspect,” Morgan said. 

The shooter was struck twice and taken to a hospital. No one else was wounded.

FDLE will investigate the shooting.

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