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Compton Shooting- 2 Deputies are Alive after Surgery; The Search of Suspect is Underway


The two deputy officers who fatally shot by a man while sitting in patrol car are is alive and completed their surgeries new reports say.

A man deliberately shot 2 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies who were in the police car, by making them critically injured in the head in an ambush at the Metro Station in Compton and they are fighting for their lives according to the officials.

The incident happened Saturday at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Compton Boulevard around 7 p.m. The location is a short distance from the Compton sheriff's station.

"One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle," the department tweeted. "Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large."

They were rushed to a local hospital.

Surveillance video shows suspect approach deputies who were sitting in the car, and deliberately opens fire through window. And he scooted soon. A man crossing the road can be seen in the scene while the suspect running away.

Officials were not able to get a detailed description of the shooter other than a man. Officials cautioned that the surveillance video released from the scene uses a fisheye lens so the suspect's height and weight may be slightly distorted from reality.

One deputy was described as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy and the other deputy was a 24-year-old man.

"That was a cowardly act," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. "The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train."

"To see somebody just walk up and start shooting on them. It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There's no pretty way to say it."

The department tweeted: "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."

Deputies blocked off streets in the area and are searching for the suspect.

The department had 14 homicide detectives on scene to investigate along with forensic specialists and other department personnel.

President Donald Trump also commented on the shooting, retweeting the sheriff's department video and commenting: "Animals that must be hit hard!"

Anyone with information asked to call sheriffs at (323) 890-5500.

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