Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Deputy shot on scene with assumed BB gun

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A deputy was injured while responding to a call in the 1500 block of Prairie Road in West Palm Beach Sunday afternoon, according to Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The deputy was shot in the back of the neck with what PBSO believes to be a BB gun while at the Pentecostal Church of God at 1580 Prairie Road.

A perimeter was immediately set up around the church, but no suspects were located, Barbera said.

First responders treated the unidentified deputy on scene and later transported him to a local hospital for evaluation. The deputy received non-life threatening injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

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