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US Border Patrol agent killed, another hurt near Naco, Arizona

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:13 am

NACO, AZ - Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent died after a shooting near Naco, Ariz. early Tuesday morning.

According to spokesman Brent M. Cagen with the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, agents assigned to the Brian Terry Station were involved in the shooting.

Three agents total were involved in the incident: 1 was killed, 1 received non-life threatening injuries, and another was unharmed, said Cochise County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas.

The shooting occurred just before 2 a.m. after an alarm was triggered on one of the many sensors along the border, Capas said. The agents were walking up a hill when shots were fired.

Authorities have not identified any suspects, Capas said. And it's not known whether the agents returned fire.

The injured agent was airlifted to a hospital and is expected to be OK, Capas said.

That agent was shot in the buttocks and ankle, according to The Associated Press.

Names of those involved are being withheld at this time.

The FBI and Cochise County Sheriff’s Office are leading the investigation.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December 2010 during a firefight with armed bandits.

The shooting was later linked to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.

The station in Naco involved in Tuesday's shooting was recently named after Terry.

ABC15 crews are headed to the area to gather more information.

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