Officials said a shooting was “suspected or without provocation” by a suspect at the Los Angeles County Sheriff Depot.
A 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were both in critical condition and “fighting for their lives” as they underwent surgery after the attack, which took place outside the Metro Rail at around 7pm local time. Station in Compton, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department. “
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The department tweeted, “Momentarily, our 2 Sheriff Depots were shot down in Compton and taken to a local hospital.” “They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”
According to KABC, by 11 pm PT was out of surgery.
The department tweeted a grainy video showing the suspect approaching the patrol vehicle and firing from inside the vehicle’s passenger-side window.
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Officials said at a 10-year press conference that both depots were sworn in a year earlier and that the female deputy was the mother of a 6-year-old child.
LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that while he does not have a detailed suspect, one of them described the shooter as a “dark-skinned man”.
He said the shooting showed danger to officers and how the situation could change “in the blink of an eye”.
Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer called the officers a hero and condemned any violence directed at law enforcement.
“I am praying for the officers and their families involved,” Jones-Sawyer said at the news conference. It was an unprovoked, cowardly act. ”
Villanueva said the shooting is part of a growing trend of suspects opening fire on duty without provocation.
“Every week someone across the country is losing their lives in the line of duty,” he said, adding, “It bothers me, it leaves me at the same time. There’s no beautiful way to say it.”
Villanueva expressed his condolences to the families of the officers, “Hopefully they can both fix it.”
The FBI Los Angeles tweeted, it “offered resources and is ready to assist” in response to the attack.
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Los Angeles Police Department tweeted, “We stand with our brothers and sisters @LASDHQ tonight. The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the LAPD are with the two deputies who were ambushed earlier this evening while sitting in their vehicle. “