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* Federal Agent Wounded in Shootout in Newark

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An off-duty federal agent was injured in a gunfire exchange in Newark this morning, a police spokesman said. The shooting was reported at 5:53 a.m. in the area of Mayhews Landing Road and Bettencourt Street. “The federal agent had a confrontation where gunshots were exchanged in front of his residence,” police Cmdr. Bob Douglas said.

The agent was hit and is being treated at a hospital for his injuries. Douglas said he does not yet know which federal agency the man is affiliated with or how badly he was injured. No arrests have been made in the case and police are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

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