FORT LEE, NJ (PIX11) — A federal drug sting operation came to a violent end in Fort Lee on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

A spokesperson for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said two agents were engaged in an operation when they opened fire on several suspects inside a black Toyota Camry sedan. The shooting happened on Whiteman Street around 1:45 p.m., Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.

The suspect vehicle received several bullet holes in the windshield and door and crashed against a telephone pole near the intersection of Whiteman Street and Lemoine Avenue.

The DEA spokesperson said one of the suspects was shot in the leg and was taken to a hospital. The suspects did not fire any shots at the agents, the DEA spokesperson said.

The spokesperson declined to go into detail about the nature of the sting operation.

“It was a lot of yelling right before the shooting. ‘Get the f— down! Get the f— down!’ And that’s why it was scary,” said Ian Aragonez, a Fort Lee resident who witnessed the incident right outside his front window.

Tom Ko owns a jewelry shop across the street.

“Just loud pops. I ducked underneath. It’s funny — I have a firearm for my store, so my first instinct was to go grab that and see what the situation was,” Ko said.