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Three ICE agents shot in Northern California while serving warrant

May 3, 2012 |  7:55 am

Three U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot in the Northern California town of Petaluma early Thursday while executing a warrant as part of an ongoing investigation, authorities said.

A source familiar with the investigation said the agents' wounds were not life-threatening.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that the shooting occurred about 4 a.m. at a residence on the east side of town. Two of the agents were taken by ambulance to area hospitals; the third was airlifted, the paper reported.

Local news footage showed dozens of officers, some in SWAT gear, at the scene two hours later.

The incident occurred hours after an ICE agent was fatally shot in Carson in what authorities say was a domestic dispute. The victim's 14-year-old son has been arrested on suspicion of murder.


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