Two FBI officers killed and three injured in Florida shooting

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By Maria T. Morales

U.S – Special Agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger were shot dead during a raid on Tuesday 2 February, in a house in Sunrise, north of miami, Florida, in the framework of an investigation into violent crimes against children.

Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for its acronym in English) stated that the agents executed a search with federal warrant, decreed by a court, when they were shot; three more officers were injured.

Two of the injured officers, are hospitalized in stable condition, while a third did not need hospitalization.

Official reports, without further details, indicate that special agents were surprised by a subject, who did not identify, and also passed away on the spot.

While, Monty Wilkinson, Acting attorney general, expressed "we regret the tragic loss of two of our colleagues who were murdered today in the line of duty".

Agent Alfin, with extensive experience in investigations related to violence against children, survived by his wife and son.

So too, Schwartzenberger, more than 15 years of experience, She is survived by her husband and two children.