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Naco, Arizona Shooting: Border Patrol Agent Killed, At Least 1 Injured

Naco Arizona Shooting

First Posted: 10/02/12 10:08 AM ET Updated: 10/02/12 10:08 AM ET

Two U.S. Border Patrol Agents were shot, one fatally, in a morning gunfight in southern Arizona, according to Fox News.

The names of the agents were not immediately known, but the shootout occurred near a station in Naco.

More from the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.

The agents were shot while patrolling in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, according to the Border Patrol.

The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital after being shot in the ankle and buttocks, according to Homeland Security.

Authorities have not identified the agents who were assigned to the Naco, Ariz., station about 100 miles southeast of Tucson.

The last U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot on duty was Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits near the border in December 2010. The shooting was later linked to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.

The border patrol station in Naco was recently named after Terry.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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