Two FBI agents were killed during a raid against child pornography

Two FBI agents were killed during a raid against child pornography

In a shooting in South Florida, two FBI agents from the Child Crimes Unit were killed and three other agents were wounded. It happened during a raid against child pornography producers.

Agents were executing a search warrant in Sunrise, Florida, Tuesday morning, the FBI said, when a suspect opened fire. Two agents were killed on the spot; the shooter is also dead.

The shooting happened at about 6 a.m. as a team of law enforcement officers was executing a search warrant ordered by a federal court as part of a violent crimes against children case, according to Miami FBI Special Agent Michael D. Leverock and spokesman Jim Marshall.

Two agents with multiple gunshot wounds were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, officials said. A third wounded agent is in more serious condition.

FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the dead as Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. President Joe Biden expressed his condolences Tuesday to the families of the victims.

The shooting, one of the deadliest in FBI history, sparked a law enforcement response in the area.