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One Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Injured In Arizona Shooting

U.S. Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting Tuesday morning that killed one agent and left another one wounded. 

A fatal shooting early Tuesday morning in Arizona killed one U.S. Border Patrol agent and injured another. 

(Photo courtesy AP)
(Photo courtesy AP)

The agents, who were assigned to the Naco station about 100 miles southeast of Tucson, were on horseback patrolling near the U.S. - Mexico border when they were shot around 1:50 a.m. MST.

The wounded agent was shot in the ankle and buttocks and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third agent who was also on patrol was not harmed during the shooting. 

Authorities are yet to identify the agents involved in the shooting. 

This is the first fatal border patrol shooting since the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010. He was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits while on duty. 

His shooting was later linked to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) failed Operation Fast and Furious mission, a gun tracing operation that allowed firearms to leave the United States with the hope that they will be able to trace which drug cartel leaders received the guns.  This eventually failed when ATF lost track of the weapons. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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