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U.S. Border Patrol agents shot at in Thermal

THERMAL, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents were fired upon today in Thermal, but escaped injury, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The shots were fired about 1:15 a.m. in the 87-000 block of Kokell Street, sheriff's Sgt. Mike Tapp said.

Deputies searched the area but couldn't find any suspects, he said.

Anyone with information about the gunfire was asked to contact sheriff's Investigator Ken Willow at (760) 863-8461, report an anonymous tip to Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867, or send an email to

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