Sunday, 13 September 2020

Trump slams the shooting ambush of two LA sheriff's at Compton train station as the work of 'Animals that must be hit hard!' - as both officers fight for their lives - and the FBI join the manhunt

President Donald Trump called the man who opened fire on two Los Angeles deputies an 'animal' who needed to be 'hit hard' as the FBI was called in to help investigate the Saturday shooting. 
Two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies were shot in an ambush at a train station by a male suspect who then fled the scene, local outlets report. 
The two deputies, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, were shot at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street in Compton.
A male suspect got off a bus at the station and shot the deputies before fleeing the scene, KTTV reports.   
President Trump said that 'animals' must be 'hit hard' after the Los Angeles sheriff's department released video of the gunman who opened fire on two deputies
President Trump said that 'animals' must be 'hit hard' after the Los Angeles sheriff's department released video of the gunman who opened fire on two deputies

Video released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department shows the moment that male suspect opened fire on two deputies at a Compton bus station
Video released by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department shows the moment that male suspect opened fire on two deputies at a Compton bus station
After shooting multiple rounds at the deputies, the male ran away
After shooting multiple rounds at the deputies, the male ran away
Video released by the sheriff's department shows the suspect walking up to the car and immediately opening fire before running off. 

'The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation,' the department said in a post. 
Both deputies sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition, according to the department's Twitter account.
They have had surgery and Sheriff Alex Villanueva is at the hospital now. One has been described as a married 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy. The other deputy is a 24-year-old male.
During the press conference, Sheriff Villanueva said that the two deputies initiated radio contact after they were shot. They were transported with the assistance of other deputies,' he shared. 
During the press conference, Sheriff Villanueva said that the two deputies initiated radio contact after they were shot
During the press conference, Sheriff Villanueva said that the two deputies initiated radio contact after they were shot
The two deputies, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, have undergone surgery
The two deputies, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, have undergone surgery
The FBI has shared that they are now assisting in the search for the gunman
The FBI has shared that they are now assisting in the search for the gunman
'Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital,' the department said in a Saturday night Twitter post.
'They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will update this thread with information as it becomes available.'  
The FBI has shared that they are now assisting in the search for the gunman. 
'FBI Los Angeles has offered resources and stands ready to assist in response to reports of an attack on @lasdhq deputies tonight,' FBI Los Angeles said on Twitter. 

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