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2 FBI agents shot dead while serving warrant in South Florida

3 agents injured, suspect also killed
FBI Shooting Florida
Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 11:32:52-05

SUNRISE, Fla. — Two FBI agents were killed and three others were injured in a shootout Tuesday as agents attempted to serve a warrant in case involving "violent crimes against children."

The FBI confirmed in a statement Tuesday that two agents were killed in the incident. Three other agents were wounded, two of which were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions are currently unknown.

The suspect was also killed in the shootout, according to the FBI statement.

The FBI did not release the identities of the agents or suspect.

"In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division. The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances," said the statement, issued by FBI Miami Public Information Officer Jim Marshall.

The Associated Press reports that the shooting occurred as the suspect barricaded inside the home.

Sunrise Police has asked nearby residents to stay inside while they conduct an investigation.

Sunrise is a northern suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The town is located about 35 miles north of Miami.