Los Angeles sheriff's deputies out of hospital, 'lengthy street to restoration' as search continues for gunman

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The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who had been shot in an obvious ambush this month have “a long road to recovery” after being discharged from the hospital, the sheriff’s division introduced Monday.

“Great News . . . both of our Deputies from the #ComptonAmbush have been discharged from the hospital and are resting,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted. “They both have a long road to recovery and #LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support. #LASDStrong”

The 31-year-old feminine deputy and 24-year-old male deputy underwent surgical procedure on Sep. 12 after they had been repeatedly shot whereas sitting in a patrol automobile parked near a metro cease in Compton.

On Thursday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva informed ABC News that one of many deputies had been launched from the intensive care unit and would quickly be launched from the hospital. He will want extra surgical procedures on his arm, ABC reported. 

The different deputy was shot within the jaw and arms, Sheriff Alex Villanueva stated. 

Last week, Villanueva stated that investigators have “promising leads” within the seek for the gunman, and officers have additionally requested for the general public’s assist in figuring out the suspect. Surveillance video launched by police exhibits an individual stroll as much as the patrol automobile and capturing by means of the passenger-side window with a handgun.

An prolonged model of the video reviewed by the Los Angeles Times exhibits the shooter fleeing the scene within the course from which he got here. He turns a nook out of the body, previous a second determine on the sidewalk, in keeping with the Times. It’s unclear whether or not the second individual was concerned within the capturing. A Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman declined to remark, citing the continuing investigation.

The passenger door of the patrol automobile opened, and a deputy stumbled out, hand on head, in keeping with the newspaper. Soon after that, the driving force’s aspect door opened.

Officials supplied a reward for info resulting in an arrest that has swelled to $300,000. During an interview with KABC Radio on Monday, Villanueva additionally challenged Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James to match the reward cash, citing James’ assist of the Black Lives Matter motion.

Contributing: N’dea Yancey-Bragg, USA TODAY; The Associated Press

This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: LA deputies ambushed are out of hospital with ‘lengthy street to restoration’