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Sheriff: Deputy shoots and wounds woman, then kills self

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 11:42:17-04

Authorities say a Florida sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a woman and then fatally shot himself.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday in a gated Boynton Beach neighborhood.

The names and races of those involved have not been released. The sheriff's office said the woman was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. The deputy died at the scene.

No further details were immediately available.