Two L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Ambushed, Shot ‘Without Warning or Provocation’

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Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies were ambushed and shot as they sat in their patrol car in Compton on Saturday evening. They were rushed to the hospital.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that they were both shot in the head.

LASD deputies have been targeted by Black Lives Matter protests, as well as self-described anarchists and Antifa supporters, since the shooting death of a black man, Dijon Kizzee, earlier this month.

Kizzee allegedly fought with police who tried to pull him over for a bicycle infraction. He allegedly had a gun at the time of the confrontation.

Nightly protests, many of them violent, have taken place outside the LASD facility in South Los Angeles.

Update: Officials said that the two officers were conducting a routine patrol outside an L.A. Metro train station when they were attacked. One of the two victims was able to tell fellow officers that the shooter was a “dark-skinned male.”

LASD Captain Kent Wegener said that anyone with information should call the LASD at 323-890-5500.

LASD Sherrif Alex Villanueva said that the two officers graduated police training together and were sworn in 14 months ago.

He said they were both suffering from “multiple gunshot wounds” and were out of surgery.

President Donald Trump tweeted about the incident:

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