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Undercover officer shot at New Jersey shopping center

Police on the scene of a shooting in a shopping center parking lot in Garfield, N.J., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 CBS New York

GARFIELD, N.J. - An undercover police officer and one other person were shot at a shopping center in Garfield, N.J., on Tuesday, reports CBS New York.

According to the Bergen Record, the officer was shot during a law enforcement undercover operation in the shopping center parking lot, outside a Wal-Mart.

State police told CBS New York one suspect has been arrested. Another suspect was shot and a third suspect was still being sought, reports the station.

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Police gather at Hackensack Medical Center where an officer is being treated following a shooting in a parking lot in Garfield, N.J.
CBS New York

Eyewitnesses told the Record that the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. in front of a Marshalls store. The officer was reportedly shot in the right leg and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

"I think it's crazy that of all places it happened here," 17-year-old Kaniya Beauvoir, a witness at the scene, told the paper. "It sounded like he unloaded a full clip. Who does that? It's the middle of the day and there are kids around."

It is unclear which police department employs the undercover officer.



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