Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were shot in an apparent ambush were “fighting for their lives,” authorities said Saturday evening.
As of Sunday morning, police had not revealed whether they had identified the suspect who, according to a surveillance video, walked up to the passenger’s side of the parked car the deputies were in and fired several times at close range. The incident took place at about 7 p.m. local time Saturday near a train station in Compton, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The video showed the suspect fleeing on foot, and authorities quickly launched a massive manhunt to find him.
WARNING: The video below contains graphic violence that some viewers may find disturbing:
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