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Sheriff: Deputy shoots and wounds woman, then kills self

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a woman and then fatally shot himself.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday in a gated Boynton Beach neighbourhood .

The names and races of those involved have not been released. The sheriff's office said the woman was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition. The deputy died at the scene.

No further details were immediately available.

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