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Deputy-involved shooting in Wellington, Florida

Posted at 4:04 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 19:05:50-05

WELLINGTON, Fla. (WPTV) — Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a deputy-involved shooting in the area of The Mall at Wellington Green.

The shooting happened at 5:45 p.m.

According to authorities, the suspect shot at deputies and struck a K-9 officer. The K-9 is at a veterinarian emergency center. No word on his condition.

The suspect was shot by deputies and is currently at a local hospital.

"This continues to be a very active incident," said Captain Albert Borroto with the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

The mall is on lockdown at this time.

This story is courtesy of our sister station WPTV in West Palm Beach