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Police: Gunman killed, 2 officers wounded in shootout

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 15:38:35-04

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say two Florida police officers were wounded during a shootout before returning fire and killing the gunman.

Doral police say both officers in the Friday morning shooting were expected to survive.

Officials say officers were responding to some dispute between drivers, where one car was chasing the other.

The man being chased was attempting to reach the nearby Miami-Dade Police Department headquarters.

Police say the chaser lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree.

He then exited his vehicle and immediately opened fire on the officers.

According to the Associated Press, one of the officers was struck in the face with either shrapnel or broken glass, and the second officer suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, arm, and leg.

Also wounded in the shooting was a man riding in a panel truck that had no apparent connection to confrontation.

Officials did not release the names of the officers or the gunman, the news outlet reported.