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ICE Agent Shoots Another ICE Agents at Federal Building in Long Beach [UPDATED]
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent shot
two another agent at a federal building in Long Beach this evening.One agent has been transported to the hospital, while the other is believed to be dead, according to ABC 7.
The shooting happened just before 6pm at the Federal Building at 501 W. Ocean Blvd. in downtown Long Beach.
The shooter has been captured and was injured, the TV station reported (note updates below).
Few details were immediately available.
UPDATED 2/17: The ICE agent killed in the shooting was the original gunman. Another agent shot the gunman after he opened fire on another agent. The other agent was seriously injured. We have an updated story.
UPDATED 7:20pm: Law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times that the shooter reportedly opened fire on his supervisor after a dispute. More shots were fired after another agent jumped in to try to subdue the gunman. It's not clear whether the shooter was shot or turned the gun on himself. There are conflicting reports about whether the shooter was dead or injured.
Both KTLA and NBC Los Angeles are reporting that two officers were pronounced dead at the scene. KTLA says that one agent shot two other agents—killing one and injuring another—before he was shot and killed himself. The TV station said the shootings happened behind closed doors on the seventh floor of the federal building.