American injured in shooting in Saudi Arabia

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  • Two U.S. citizens fired on near a royal palace in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Embassy says
  • "Security forces are investigating," embassy says

(CNN)An American was injured in a shooting Friday near a royal palace in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said.

The embassy said two U.S. citizens were fired on near the palace in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.
"One was wounded. There has been no fatality," a statement from the embassy reads.
    No names were immediately released, and information about what led to the shooting and the assailant's identity wasn't available.
    "Security forces are investigating, and the embassy is seeking further information about the incident," the statement reads.