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San Diego law enforcement agencies voice support for Los Angeles deputies shot during ambush

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 16:58:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Local agencies voiced their support for the two Los Angeles County Deputies were ambushed and shot while sitting in their patrol car Saturday night.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department shared a message of solidarity on Twitter late Saturday night, saying department staff are sending thoughts and prayers.

The San Diego Police Department and San Diego FBI also reacted to the shooting.

RELATED: Two Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies shot in ambush attack at Compton train station

The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy were shot as they sat inside their patrol vehicle just before 7 p.m. at the Metro Blue Line station in Compton.

Authorities in LA said both deputies were rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Both deputies are in critical condition, the department said.

Video shows the suspect approaching the deputies from behind the vehicle before walking along the passenger side, raising a pistol, and opening on fire.

The shooting also sparked a protest outside the hospital where the deputies were taken. Authorities said on Twitter that demonstrators shouted “we hope they die.”