Coast Guard shoots smuggler during chase

CNN is reporting that a Coast Guard gunner opened fire on a speedboat smuggling drugs off the coast of Colombia earlier this week, critically injuring one of the boat’s occupants.

The gunner was aboard a U.S. Navy helicopter chasing the boat and fired at the boat’s engine to disable it during the incident Sunday.   Shrapnel from the engine struck the man, injuring him.

The injured man was taken to a Colombian hospital where he was last reported in intensive care.

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