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[VIDEO] Ambush Shooting of LA Sheriff Deputies Released (Shooter Looks Like a Child!)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot in an apparent ambush remained in critical condition Sunday with multiple gunshot wounds as the search continued for the gunman.

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On Saturday night, both victims underwent surgery. They were identified as a 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy.

“One is a mother of a 6-year-old boy. Her husband is here with them. The other one is a 24-year-old and the parents are here, the girlfriend is here. They are both out of class 437,” said Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference, adding that both had graduated from the academy 14 months ago.

“In fact, I swore them into office 14 months ago,” he said, adding that, “these are real people doing a tough job and it just shows just the dangers of the job in the blink of an eye.” Villanueva said the attack occurred in a “cowardly fashion.”

The shooting unfolded around 7 p.m. as the deputies sat in their patrol car at a Metro rail station. Without provocation, surveillance video shows the suspect approach the patrol car, and open fire. The suspect fled on foot. He was only described as a dark-skinned male. The deputies were able to radio for help.

“Two deputies were ambushed in a cowardly fashion,” Villanueva said. “It pisses me off and it dismays me.”

Soon after the shooting, the department released surveillance video of the shooting via Twitter:

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