Transcript for Manhunt continues for sniper who shot LA deputy
police are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy. Our chief national correspondent Matt Gutman is on the scene in Lancaster. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Hey, good morning, George. Sheriff's deputies are still investigating the scene and we spoke to a pair of investigators who told us that the sniper who fired at least one or two shots towards that rookie officer from a building just on the other side of this parking lot that houses mentally ill patients is still on the loose. That urgent manhunt under way this morning after a sniper opened fire on this Los Angeles county sheriff's station shooting a deputy who was walking through the parking lot on the way to his car. I have taken shots from the north of the Lancaster helipad. I think I am hit in the right shoulder. It might have gone through but from the complex upnorth. Reporter: That's the rookie deputy calling for help. Hundreds forced to shelter in place as police stormed this nearby four-story apartment complex where it's believed the shots originated. Think about what happened here today. A sniper took out one of our deputies and the only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on. Reporter: Residents say police are a regular presence at this building. They let people live in our common complex with mental illness. It's scary because there's no security. The cops are in there constantly. Reporter: A suspect yet to be named, no motive given. Rookie angel reynosa was rushed to the hospital breathing and conscious. We expect he'll be fine. Reporter: Now we're told that that deputy, that rookie was just about to take that vest off when he was shot. We're told that ballistic vest likely saved his life. He is now, we're told, resting with his family. Robin. Full recovery. So thankful he had that vest on, Matt. Now to that plane crash in
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