An Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy was shot Wednesday afternoon while responding to a call in the 400 block of Limerick Lane.


At 1:37 p.m., the ECSO received a call about a suicide threat and once on scene, the suspect opened fired on deputies and the deputies returned fire, according to an ECSO post on social media.


One deputy suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital. The suspect was also taken to a local hospital.


A heavy law enforcement presence on Wednesday afternoon surrounded Sacred Heart Hospital where the deputy was transported.


A life flight helicopter landed near the hospital at around 3:20 p.m.


An ECSO spokesperson at the hospital would not confirm any additional details other than what has been posted on the ESCO Facebook page.


This is the third deputy, and fourth law enforcement officer, shot in Pensacola the last week.


Two deputies were shot Friday while responding to the deadly shooting at NAS Pensacola. One deputy was shot in the arm, while the other deputy was shot in the knee, requiring surgery. Both deputies have since been released from the hospital.


An NAS Pensacola officer was also shot in the attack and is expected to make a full recovery.


A total of six ECSO deputies fired bullets while engaging with the shooter at the base, and all six have been placed on paid administrative leave, a standard procedure whenever there is an officer-involved shooting.