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2 officers wounded in shooting on Turnpike

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Authorities say two South Florida law enforcement officers were shot and wounded on Florida's Turnpike before the gunman fatally shot himself.

Officers responded to a call Thursday evening about a man firing a weapon as he walked along the Turnpike's median in Broward County.

Officials say a female Key Biscayne officer, believed to have been shot in the neck, was rushed to a nearby hospital in a police cruiser. A second officer, with Immigration and Customs Enforcement based in Homestead, was also wounded and taken to a hospital.

Both officers are expected to recover.

Traffic in both directions was stopped by the shootout. Officers were searching the area for at least one other suspect.

Authorities didn't immediately identify the wounded officers or the dead suspect.

2 officers wounded in shooting on Turnpike 05/11/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:59am]

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