Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were out of surgery and recovering after being shot Saturday evening in Compton in what authorities described as an “ambush” that was captured on surveillance video.
The video, released by the department, shows a man walking up to the deputies’ parked patrol car, pulling out a gun and firing several times into the front seat area from the passenger side. The assailant is then seen running from the scene. On Sunday, officials asked for the public’s help to locate the person who opened fire.
The deputies were listed in critical condition but were expected to survive.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva on Sunday called the condition of the deputies a “double miracle.”
Law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that at least one of the deputies was shot in the face and the other in the head.