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(THONOTOSASSA, Fla.) — The search is on for a man accused of shooting a Tampa area sheriff’s deputy early Thursday morning.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were responding to a report of shots fired at about 12:30 a.m. when additional shots were fired. At least one bullet struck a deputy in the thigh.

Authorities established a perimeter and began searching for the suspect early Thursday morning.

The HCSO later identified the injured deputy as Scott Ranney, who has been with the department since 2009. Ranney was hospitalized but later released.

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