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ICE agent shootout leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded in Long Beach [Updated]

February 16, 2012 |  7:27 pm

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This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

A confrontation between law enforcement agents erupted in gunfire Thursday evening at the federal building in Long Beach, leaving one dead and one seriously injured, authorities said.

The incident involved agents from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building along the city's oceanfront.

The shooter is believed to have opened fire on his supervisor over an unspecified dispute, law enforcement authorities told The Times.

As the supervisor lay wounded, another agent jumped in and tried to subdue the gunman. Another round of gunfire broke out, authorties said.

Officials were investigating whether the gunman turned his weapon on himself, the sources said. The extent of any wounds he may have suffered was not immediately clear.

The agent who died was shot at least once in the abdomen, authorities said.

They stressed that the situation was still unfolding and that investigators were trying to sort out what sparked the deadly confrontation.

Police and federal officers had swarmed the area and were gathering evidence Thursday evening. The shooting erupted on the seventh floor of the building.

No other details were immediately available.

For the record, 10:10 p.m. Feb. 16: A previous version of this post said the shooting left two dead and one seriously injured.

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Photo: The scene at the federal building in Long Beach where gunfire erupted. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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