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Man shot, critically wounded by DEA agents in Joliet

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Gunshots were fired by the Drug Enforcement Administration during an investigation outside a mall in southwest suburban Joliet Tuesday evening.

Agents were “conducting an investigation” near the Louis Joliet Mall about 5:30 p.m. when the shots were fired, the Joliet Police Department wrote on its Facebook page. No law enforcement officers were injured.

A man, whose age was not immediately known, was shot and taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet in critical condition, according to the Joliet Fire Department.

Additional details were not immediately available, but the department said there was no threat to the public.

A spokesman for the Chicago office of the DEA declined to provide additional details, citing an ongoing investigation.