Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were shot Saturday night in what officials called an “ambush” near a transit station.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department tweeted that man and woman, had been ambushed. They were in critical condition, the department said.

Deputy Morgan Arteaga said the attack was reported about 7 p.m. at a train station in the city of Compton. The sheriff’s department has a unit that patrols Los Angeles Metro trains; it’s also contracted to police that city.

“They are still alive,” Arteaga said.

The shooter was not in custody, she said.

The department also tweeted: “They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”



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