Florida sheriff's K9 airlifted after being shot near Jacksonville zoo: report

A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K9 was reportedly airlifted after being shot in an "officer-involved incident" Friday afternoon.

The agency had issued a "shelter in place" order as they searched for an armed suspect in the area of the Jacksonville Zoo.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office first notified the public around 2:30 p.m. about an active police scene just outside the zoo, asking members of the public to avoid the area. That order was lifted two hours later.

Action News Jax reported that two people were dead following the incident, but authorities had not confirmed that report.

The news outlet posted photos of what appeared to be an injured police K9 being loaded onto a Jacksonville Sheriff's helicopter just outside of the zoo.

Two sources told Action News Jax the K9 that was being airlifted had been shot.