Two boys shot by off-duty customs and border protection agent in Arcadia

ARCADIA >> An off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent shot and wounded two boys in Arcadia late Friday, officials said.

The shooting took place about 8:15 p.m. in the area of Colorado Boulevard and 1st Avenue, according to Deputy Caroline Rodriguez of the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Information Bureau. The federal agent was not hurt, she said.

“The two male black juvenile suspects have been transported to a local hospital in unknown condition,” Deputy Trina Schrader said in a written statement. Their ages were not available.

“A third male black suspect is still outstanding,” Schrader said.

Sheriff’s officials described the two wounded boys as “suspects,” however it was not clear what crime they were suspected of.

Arcadia police Lt. Vaughn Whalen declined to discuss the incident.

No further details were released.


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