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Shootout near New Orleans leaves two deputies dead, two in surgery

Police at the scene of a shooting west of New Orleans WWLTV

(CBS/AP) LAPLACE, La. - Two deputies were killed and two more injured in a shootout early Thursday morning at a Valero plant parking lot west of New Orleans.

Both injured deputies are in surgery, reports CBS affiliate WWLTV.

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One suspect was in custody and a search was on for at least one other, according to law enforcement officials who asked not to be identified.

According to WWL, a deputy car was found riddled with bullets.

The deputies provide security for the remote parking lot in St. John parish, according to a Valero spokesperson. The parking lot is used by workers in an area of manufacturing plants and refineries along the Mississippi River.

Helicopters are circling the area and multiple agencies, including a Jefferson Parish SWAT unit, a K-9 unit, the New Orleans Police Department and the state police are involved.

WWL reports that it appears that workers are being evacuated from the plant.

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