Two FBI agents have been killed and three others wounded during a shootout in Florida while serving an arrest warrant, according to the FBI.
The gunfire began around 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT) in the city of Sunrise as agents were investigating a child abuse case, US officials say.
The suspect has also been killed. When asked how many bullets were fired, a police official replied ‘too many to count’.
The gunfight took place at an upscale gated community north of Miami.
A statement from the FBI said two of the agents had been transported to hospital and were in a stable condition. The agents who were killed have not yet been named and no information was released about the condition of the third injured agent.
According to the Miami Herald, the suspect was barricaded inside a home for several hours before shooting and killing himself.
“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, the FBI said.
The Sunrise police department has closed down multiple roads in the area, they have urged nearby residents to stay indoors due to the ongoing investigation.