Man opens fire on 2 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in squad car

The deputies are hospitalized in critical condition while the gunman remains on the loose.
1:04 | 09/13/20

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Transcript for Man opens fire on 2 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in squad car
Now to the breaking news overnight, two Los Angeles county sheriff officers critically wounded in an ambush. Shot point-blank through their patrol car window. ABC's zohreen shah joins with more. Good morning, zohreen. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. This morning the suspect who ambushed two Los Angeles deputies in Compton last night is still on the run. Surveillance video shows a man dressed in black walking toward the deputy car holding out a gun, shooting multiple times and running off. It appeared to be a well-lit area, near the Compton metro station. Very close to their own sheriff station. They were alert enough right after the shooting to radio in their own help. Their department tweeting both are still fighting for their lives. Those deputies were identified as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old and 24--year-old man. They were both sworn in 14 months according to the sheriff. Now the president has tweeted about the incident and the FBI is also offering its help with finding the suspect. Whit? Alarming story. All right, zohreen, thank you.

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