Author: American Military University
NEW YORK — An FBI agent was shot in the shoulder Saturday in New York City during a street gunfight in a seemingly placid residential neighborhood, police said.
The male agent was struck while on duty at 3:30 p.m. in Brooklyn’s Canarsie section.
FBI officials confirmed the shooting and said the agent was in stable condition at a New York hospital.
Two possible suspects are in police custody, the FBI said.
New York City officials told WABC-TV that two plainclothes FBI agents were sitting in a car when shots were fired at them from a vehicle driving by. The agents returned fire.
The vehicle with bullet holes reportedly was left at a body shop, and at least one suspect drove to a nearby hospital in another vehicle.
No other details or motive were available late Saturday about the violence near East 92nd Street and Avenue N in a neighborhood of single-family homes with well-tended front gardens.
The agent, whose name was not released, was taken to Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and being treated for a non-life-threatening injury, police said.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department said the FBI had taken over the investigation.