Report: Unprovoked shooting sends 2 LA cops to the hospital

A pair of Los Angeles police officers were shot while sitting in their patrol car on Saturday, and now, both are in the hospital in critical condition.

According to Fox News, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office first revealed the news in a series of tweets, which included a harrowing and graphic video of the attack.

Take a look:

“An important conversation”

According to Fox, the officers — a 24-year-old man and 31-year-old mother of one — were sitting in their patrol car “outside a Metro rail station in Compton” when an armed man approached their vehicle. He quickly drew his weapon and opened fire.

Both officers were hit, and Fox reported that they are now “fighting for their lives.”

Meanwhile, the shooter, described by the sheriff’s office as a Black male between the ages of 28 and 30 years old, remains at large. According to USA Today, authorities are offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

“Of course, there’s an important conversation going on about policing in this country, but these are folks who put their lives on the line for us, and we will find justice for them,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat, vowed Sunday, according to USA Today.

“Unacceptable behavior”

Perhaps the most heartbreaking part of all is that protesters lined the outside of the hospital where the two L.A. officers were being treated to spew messages of hate.

“They were saying ‘Death to the police’ and ‘Kill the police,’ and these are sheriffs, but the message is still the same. They were using all types of curse words and derogatory terms,” one witness told a local news station, according to Fox. “Unacceptable behavior, because a hospital should be a sanctuary.”

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Office was later forced to issue a tweet asking demonstrators to clear the area so emergency medical personnel could continue doing their jobs.

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