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Shots Fired Near Border Patrol Agents in Dulzura, Dept. of Homeland Security, Other Agencies Investigating

CBP said investigators from SDPD, the FBI and CBP were investigating the incident

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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Dulzura Friday after shots were fired in close proximity to Border Patrol agents patrolling the area.

Shots were reported at around 2 p.m. when Border Patrol agents operating in the area reported shots fired "in close proximity to their location." No injuries were reported, said a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson.

SkyRanger 7 was over the scene where dozens of law enforcement vehicles from the Border Patrol, San Diego Sheriff's and San Diego Police were present, as well as a helicopter from the Department of Homeland Security.

CBP said investigators from SDPD, the FBI and CBP were investigating the incident.

John Suraco told NBC 7 that he was detained by Border Patrol agents who thought he may be the person who shot towards them.

"Pulled me out of my car at gunpoint and then had me get on my knees," Suraco said. "It was really scary. I'm free now. I got marks on my hand, the handcuffs were so tight."

NBC 7 also learned that a nearby gun range was told to close and people were told to leave the area.

No arrests had been made or had a suspect description been released.

The investigation continues.

No other information was available.

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