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Two LA sheriff's deputies fighting for their lives after being ambushed, shot, department says

Posted at 9:59 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 17:36:24-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched for a gunman who shot and wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were sitting in their squad car — an apparent ambush that drew an angry response from the president.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released video showing a gunman open fire on the deputies' patrol car.

The deputies, a man and a woman, underwent surgery and were in critical condition Sunday.

A handful of protesters gathered outside the the hospital where the injured deputies were being treated.

Officers blanketed the area where the suspect was last seen. Investigators say they only have a generic description of the gunman.