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At least 2 deputies shot in southwestern Virginia

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • The shooting occurred in the Devils Branch community
  • The department has asked the U.S. Marshals and Virginia State Police for help

(CNN) -- At least two deputies in Buchanan County, Virginia, have been shot, according to a Buchanan County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.

The shooting occurred in the Devils Branch community, said spokeswoman Sharon Thornsbury. The entire sheriff's department of 35 staffers was on the scene, she said.

Information on the deputies' conditions was not immediately available. The department has asked for help from U.S. Marshals and the Virginia State Police, Thornsbury said.

Buchanan County is in southwestern Virginia, near the border with West Virginia.

CNN's Darrell Calhoun contributed to this report.