2 FBI Special Agents Shot Near Ferguson

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Two FBI special agents were shot during an investigation near Ferguson, Missouri, this morning, FBI Public Affairs Specialist Rebecca Wu confirmed.

The agents’ injuries are not life-threatening, Wu said. One of the agents was shot in the shoulder, and the other was shot in the leg.

The shooting happened at 2:53 a.m. in a home in University City, located six miles south of Ferguson. The agents were helping the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant unrelated to nearby protests, Wu said.

The protests continue in response to the August police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. New unrest followed Monday’s grand jury decision not to bring charges against officer Darren Wilson in Brown’s shooting death.