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Title: 2 California Deputies Shot in Apparent Ambush in Patrol Car
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Published: Sep 13, 2020
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Post Date: 2020-09-13 11:50:55 by BTP Holdings
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2 California Deputies Shot in Apparent Ambush in Patrol Car

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies with "Less lethal" weapons and body armor stand guard outside their station, as they respond to protesters during a demonstration. (AP Photo/Jintak Han)

Sunday, 13 September 2020 06:06 AM

The shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in an apparent ambush prompted a manhunt for the shooter, reaction from the president and protests outside the hospital where the wounded deputies were being treated Saturday night in California.

The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy both underwent surgery Saturday evening, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a late-night news conference. Both graduated from the academy 14 months ago, he said.

The deputies were shot while sitting in their patrol car at a Metro rail station and were able to radio for help, the sheriff said. Villanueva, whose department has come under fire during recent protests over racial unrest, expressed frustration over anti-police sentiment as he urged people to pray for the officers.

“It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time,” he said.

The department shared video of the shooting in a Twitter post showing a person open fire through the passenger-side window of the patrol car.

“The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation,” the department stated.

The video sparked thousands of reactions, including from President Donald Trump, who responded, “Animals that must be hit hard!”

Protesters gathered outside the emergency room at the hospital where the injured deputies were being treated.

“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling “We hope they die” referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” the sheriff's department tweeted. “People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”

A radio reporter who was near the protest scene was taken into custody, KABC-TV reported. It wasn't immediately clear why she was detained.

Capt. Kent Wegener said officers were blanketing the area in search of a suspect seen on the video opening fire with a pistol.

“We have a very, very generic description," he said.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. a short distance from the Compton sheriff’s station.

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#1. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

Protesters are taking the time to protest the hospital trying to save these two.....

I guess that's because it's not about Black Lives Matter. It's about White Lives Don't Matter.

Pinguinite  posted on  2020-09-13   12:05:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: Pinguinite (#1)

it's not about Black Lives Matter

Did you see that story about the six privileged white kids who were indicted after being arrested by NYPD during a BLM protest?

One of them lost her iPhone and Mom immediately bought her a new one. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2020-09-13   13:15:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Pinguinite (#1)

It's about White Lives Don't Matter.

Trump should have moved long ago, too damned late now.

Cynicom  posted on  2020-09-13   13:17:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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