Updating Breaking News: Gunman fires shots at FHP trooper in Ocala

Ocala police are looking for two suspects who fired shots at a Florida Highway Patrol trooper while in pursuit of their fleeing vehicle.

According to a statement by the FHP, sometime after 3:00 pm on Thursday an FHP Trooper was notified of a shooting which had just occurred in downtown Ocala. As the suspect vehicle exited a parking garage the Trooper commanded the driver to exit his vehicle. The driver ignored the Troopers directions and fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

The Trooper began a pursuit of the vehicle described as a silver colored Nissan sedan. During the pursuit a passenger of the fleeing vehicle shot multiple times at the Trooper and his patrol car. The Trooper lost contact with the vehicle which is still at large.

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The Trooper was not struck or injured during this encounter. The initial shooting incident is being investigated by the Ocala Police Department.

This is a breaking news story, and may be updated if more details are learned.

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