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3 ICE agents shot, injured in San Francisco Bay area incident

Law enforcement agents are shown near the scene where three Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents were shot while serving warrants in Petaluma near San Francisco on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

May 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Three Immigration Customs and Enforcement agents were shot while serving warrants in Petaluma near San Francisco.

The shooting happened around 4 a.m. as the agents were executing "high-risk" federal warrants related to a 2010 gang-related triple homicide.

The victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A witness at the scene said at least one agent was airlifted.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody.

The 2010 incident involved drive-by fatal shootings in South San Francisco. Gonzalo Avalos, 19, Omar Cortez, 18 and Hector Flores, 20 - who police said were alleged gang members - were gunned down while walking with a group after four men riding in a brown Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows drove up and opened fire. Three others were also wounded in the 2010 shootings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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