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Border patrol agent shot, wounded in the south of Arizona

A U.S. border patrol agent was wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-mexico border.

(REUTERS)

A border patrol agent was shot and wounded Tuesday near the U.S.-mexico border in southern Arizona, the U. S. Border Patrol said.

The shooting happened south of the community of Arivaca, Arizona around 4:30, Arivaca, a few miles north of the border.

The agent, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment with non life-threatening injuries. Sources told Fox news the agent was “going to be fine.”

The federal officials would not elaborate on how or where the agent was shot and said: different people, referred to as the “subjects” were taken into custody.

The FBI and the Office of the Professional Responsibility of the U. S. Customs and Border Protection investigations

Arivaca is located southwest of Tucson and about 10 km from the border

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

 

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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