On Saturday night two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies got shot multiple times and were critically injured in an apartment ambush, law enforcement officials reported.
Both of the deputies were sitting in their patrol car in front of the train station in Compton city, California. Just before 7 PM, the claimed gunman from behind approached their car and walked along the passenger side of the vehicle, said later that night Homicide Captain Kent Wegener. He added, he acted that he just wants to pass the car, then he turned left, straight toward the vehicle, raised a handgun, and shot multiple times inside the car, and ran away.
On Sunday it got confirmed that the two deputies are now in stable condition at the St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.
The 31-year-old woman, mother of a 6-year-old boy was shot in the arms and jaw; the 24-year-old man was shot in the arm, hand, and forehead; both of them had been sworn into office 14 months ago. In another video, one deputy was trying to help another while she was already bleeding from her gunshot wounds.
Later, one of the deputies described the suspect as a dark-skinned male.
After the shooting, later on, that day, even the president, Donald Trump shared the video on Twitter about the shooting and wrote “Animals that must be hit hard!”. He was one of the first public officials to post and react on social media.
A GoFundMe account has been created by a department substitute, Keegan McInnis to raise funds for the injured deputies, in 24 hours the page raised more than $140,000. Over the weekend the donations summed up to $500,000.
The reward is also offered to catch the gunman, it raises to $200,000.
Anyone who has more information about the shooting is asked to call LASD homicide detectives at (323) 890-5500.