Trenton, FL – Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies were murdered by a gunman in downtown Trenton on Thursday afternoon.
WJXT reported that the shooting happened at Ace China Restaurant, located at the intersection of State Road 26 and East Wade Street.
A source told WJXT that the officers returned fire and the gunman died at the scene. Law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed any information about the shooter.
Authorities have not yet released the names of the deputies who were killed.
Gilchrist County is located west of Alachua County in northern Florida.
In 2014, a man fatally shot his daughter, and murdered his six grandchildren, in the town of Bell in Gilchrist County.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics said that 30 deputies work for the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, WJXT reported.
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