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1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Gary critically wounded ATF agent

By Liz Nagy,

An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Chicago Field Division was shot during an undercover operation in Gary on Thursday, the agency said.

ATF officials said their agents were conducting a sting operation along a stretch of Kentucky Street when they “were ambushed.” A shootout ensued.

One agent was shot in the chest and the arm and transported to Broadway Methodist Hospital for treatment.

An official told ABC7 Eyewitness News he was listed in critical condition. The ATF tweeted Friday morning that the agent’s condition had stabilized.



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