Border Patrol agent shot in Arizona

Border Patrol agent shot in Arizona
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A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot in Arizona on Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection (CPB) said. 

The unidentified agent was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and several people were taken into custody, the agency said. CBP did not provide any information on the agent's condition.


The Associated Press reported that the shooting happened on a ranch south of the town of Arivaca, Ariz., near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jim Chilton, the ranch's owner, told the AP that he received an email from CBP saying the agent had been hit in the leg and hand, and that several bullets struck his protective vest.

Chilton said he was told by CBP that the agent was alone when he was shot. He added that the agent was shot along a well-traveled trail on the ranch. 

A spokesman for CBP in Arizona declined to provide further details on the incident.