New Orleans police say a sheriff's deputy working as part of a federal task force serving a warrant has been shot multiple times and is being treated at a hospital.

Police spokesman Garry Flot says the Jefferson Parish deputy was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the Lower 9th Ward, a section of the city that saw much devastation from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Deputy Chief Paul M. Noel told reporters at the scene that when law enforcement entered the house, one person inside opened fire shortly after 6 a.m. Police say the suspect was taken into custody and two other men who were inside are being questioned.

Noel says the officer was the only one wounded but didn't release a name.

The shooting happened in an area that abuts the levee protecting the neighborhood from the Mississippi River.

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