A manhunt is underway in Southern California following a vicious attack on two Los Angeles sheriffs deputies, leaving them clinging to life.
An unidentified assailant opened fire on the deputies — a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman — as they sat in their squad car.
Protesters showed up at the hospital while the wounded officers were undergoing surgery. Some temporarily blocked the entrance to the emergency room while shouting shockingly vile chants.
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President Trump, who held a rally in Nevada on Saturday night, responded on Twitter after the sheriff’s department tweeted out a grainy video that shows the suspect approaching the parked patrol vehicle and firing shots inside the vehicle’s passenger-side window.
Animals that must be hit hard! https://t.co/zrOd9ZUl8o
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
Both deputies were sworn-in just over a year ago and the female deputy is the mother of a 6-year-old boy, officials said in a 10 p.m. news conference. Both of their families were rallying around them at the hospital.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said while authorities don’t have a detailed suspect description, one of the deputies described the shooter as a “dark-skinned male.”
Villanueva said the shooting shows the dangers officers face in the streets and how situations can change in “the blink of an eye.”