ICE agent shot in northern Hidalgo County Near Mexican Border

ICE agent Kelton Harrison was shot twice a known drug-trafficking route near the Mexican border in Texas. Several people are being held for questioning following the shooting.

FOX News reported:

An agent for ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations was shot Tuesday morning in Texas while conducting surveillance in a criminal investigation, a spokeswoman from the agency said.

The shooting occurred in Hidalgo County, Texas, which is near the Mexican border and a known drug-trafficking route.

The agent, identified as Kelton Harrison, is listed in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

Harrison, 32, had undergone surgery for two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, the spokeswoman said. He was shot shortly before 4 a.m. while driving off road in an unmarked SUV.

A reporter for The Monitor said Harrison was placed in an ambulance and rushed to the McAllen Medical Center at speeds of up to 100 mph.

The scene was described as a remote and brushy area and was packed with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and an investigation is ongoing, the report said.

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