The Suspect Is Still At Large — Two Deputies Severely Wounded — One Male And One Female Currently Undergoing Emergency Surgery
Two hours ago, the LA County Sheriffs notified the public that two of their deputies were the victims of a random assassination attempt in Compton after a black gunman approached their vehicle, dumped his entire magazine into the front seats, and sprinted off. Both deputies suffered multiple gunshot wounds, are in critical condition, and undergoing emergency surgery.
The suspect is still at large. Little additional information is known at this time. The video below is grainy but may be shocking to younger viewers and discretion is advised. We will update this story as more facts come to light.
Update: The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation. pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital. They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will update this thread with information as it becomes available.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
Update: One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020