Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles called the action of protesters gathered outside a hospital to treat two law enforcement officers who were shot “disgracefully” on Saturday, while giving a quick nod to the duties of the injured sheriff His prayer for recovery was offered.
Garcetti’s remarks, which he made during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, were met by a group of protesters chanting “Death to the police!” Like shouting slogans. Outside the hospital where a 31-year-old female Los Angeles County sheriff deputy and a 24-year-old male deputy underwent surgery Saturday evening.
“In civilized society, there is no place for anyone to pull hands and shoot our law enforcers,” Garcetti said. But it is disgusting to say that when we have two deputies, who are deputed to the sheriff in critical condition. ”
Sitting in his patrol car at the metro rail station, the depot was shot down and was able to radio for help, the sheriff said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, whose department has recently come under fire during protests for racial unrest, expressed disappointment at the anti-police sentiment as he requested people to pray for duty.
“It signals me to go away. It kills me at the same time,” he said.
The accident occurred around 7 pm, a short distance from Compton Sheriff Station, south of Los Angeles. The gunman lives on a large scale.
Both officials are out of surgery till Sunday. One deputation was shot in the face and the other in the head.
The California government, Gavin Newsome, a Democrat, called the shooting of two deputies “a terrible, cowardly act” in a tweet on Sunday.
“A 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old mother are fighting for their lives because of this cowardly, horrible act,” she tweeted. “The culprit should be brought to justice soon.”
Newsom’s comments were narrated by Rep. Nenet Diaz Barragan, a Democrat who represents the congressional district where the two officers were ambushed.
“Prayer for two sheriff depots shot tonight near Blue Line, as they fight for their lives,” she tweeted. “The video is flawed and shows a coward ambush the officers. The suspect can be brought to justice. ”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department tweeted video of the shooting in which a person sees an open fire from a patrol car’s passenger-side window.
While there was quick condemnation from state and local lawmakers in California, news of the ambush nationally did not pick up as a response.
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Neither House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, nor Rep., A prominent Democrat representing parts of Los Angeles County. Maxine Waters, has traditionally commented on the shooting until Sunday afternoon.
House-Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, asked his followers on social media to pray for injured law enforcement agents, while President Trump tweeted a video of the angry shooting, along with the comment that ” The animals must be hit hard! ” ”
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, condemned the shooting.
Biden tweeted, “This cold-blooded shooting is incurable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice.” “Any kind of violence is wrong; Those who do it should be caught and punished. ”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.