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FBI agent, suspect hurt in Las Vegas shooting

FBI agent, suspect hurt in Las Vegas shooting

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Feb 19, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An FBI agent and an unknown suspect were both hurt in a shooting in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said a fugitive task force was in the area of Charleston and Nellis searching for a suspect.

At about 2:45 p.m., a foot pursuit led to an exchange of gunfire on the 5400 block of Eastwick Circle. An FBI agent and the suspect were struck by bullets.

Both were taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment. 

Injuries to the FBI agent were described as non-life-threatening. The suspect's injuries were described as serious.

It's not clear what charges that suspect was wanted on or how the incident escalated to gunfire. The suspect has not yet been identified by police.

Detectives used crime tape to block off the neighborhood where the shooting happened. Several residents weren't allowed back in their homes as police scoured the area for evidence.

"I didn't know what was going on, all of a sudden everything's blocked off," said Gymmie Charland, who lives in the area. "I'm trying to get to my house and I spoke to an officer who said it was an active crime scene going on on my circle."

Meanwhile at UMC, officers blocked off the emergency entrance to the hospital, maintaining security and awaiting updates on the FBI agent's condition.

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