1 wounded in shooting involving Border Patrol agent

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say one person has been wounded in a shooting along the Arizona-New Mexico border involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Cochise County Sheriff’s officials say they were asked to assist the Border Patrol with the incident shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

Details are sketchy, but sheriff’s officials say a person believed to be in the country illegally was wounded in the shooting.

They say the shooting occurred east of Arizona 80 near Skeleton Canyon.

The Border Patrol didn’t immediately provide any information on the circumstances surrounding the shooting or whether the agent or anyone else was injured.

Cochise County authorities say the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico has been notified of the incident.

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