Hernando County deputies say they opened fire on a suspected bank robber this morning.
The sheriff's office says the incident began with a robbery at the Capital City Bank on Cortez Boulevard. The suspect fled the scene with a female hostage, then led deputies on a chase.
That chase ended with a shootout at Broad Street and Grubbs Boulevard. The suspect was shot and taken to a hospital, but the hostage was not hurt.
Some other vehicles involved were damaged during the chase.
No deputies were hurt. The extent of the suspect's injuries was not immediately clear.
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