Video shows 2 deputies ‘ambushed,’ shot in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were in critical condition Saturday night as authorities searched for a gunman who opened fire on their patrol car.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said the two deputies were sitting in their patrol car at a Metro rail station in Compton when they were ambushed and shot multiple times. They were quickly taken into surgery.

The sheriff’s department released video of the attack, saying the gunman walked up on the deputies and “opened fire without warning or provocation.” The two deputies were out of surgery as of 10 p.m.

Watch the full news conference from Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The FBI has offered resources to the sheriff’s department in response to the attack. Investigators were combing the area for videos that might show more of the shooting or the suspect. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 323-890-5500.

Click here to see the latest developments from FOX 5 sister station KTLA.

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