A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona was shot early this morning.

The incident occurred near Arivaca , Arizona , west of Tucson and just north of the U.S. / Mexico boundary. Initial reports are that the agent was shot in the leg and the hand and is being treated for the wounds. The incident occurred on a remote stretch of the border that is reported to be a frequent location for drug and human smugglers. The Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility and the FBI are investigating.