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BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A police pursuit with a van ended in gunfire Wednesday morning near the border of Lantana and Boynton Beach.

The van was invoved in a shooting at a parking lot near a Home Depot on Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach, according to police. In the store's parking lot a man was shot while he was sitting inside a car.

Police say the suspected gunman then jumped in the van after the shooting and sped away at speeds up to 100 mph on I-95. The driver hit two other vehicles along the way.

He got off on Lantana Road and made it to Federal Highway and Hypoluxo Road where a Boynton Beach officer approached the van.

Police say the suspect appeared to have a weapon near him and an officer fired into the van. The suspect was wounded but it is unclear if the injuries he sustained were from the officer or self inflicted. The suspect was then transported to Delray Beach Medical Center.

The victim at the parking lot near the Home Depot was also transported to Delray Medical Center and was later pronounced dead.

At this time Federal Highway is still shut down at Hypoluxo Road.

No identities have been released.

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