ICE agent shoots supervisor before being gunned down

A federal agent died after gunshots rang out Thursday at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Long Beach, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported.

The agent opened fire at a supervisor, hitting him in the upper body before a third agent intervened and killed the shooter.

“Obviously, there’s still many questions that remain to be answered,” said Claude Arnold, the Long Beach ICE agent in charge. “Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected.”

The supervising agent called the shooter into his office because he faced disciplinary action, CBS News reported.

The Times said about 100 FBI agents were on the scene.

An early statement issued by ICE said two of its agents were shot, but didn’t go as far as saying the shooter was an employee, Fox News said

“One of the agents died at the scene,” the statement read. “The second agent was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The names of the agents are not being released pending notification of the next of kin.”

The agents worked for the Homeland Security Investigations division, MSNBC said. The agent who killed the shooter wasn’t injured.

The shooting took place at about 5:30 p.m. local time in the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building in downtown Long Beach. The building holds ICE, Internal Revenue Services and US Probation and Parole offices inside.

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