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Los Angeles deputy saved her partner's life after Compton shooting while bleeding from a wound to her face

September 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

With authorities still looking for the man who shot two unsuspecting Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on Saturday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday the fact that the pair survived is a "miracle."

(CNN)One of two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies attacked Saturday saved the life of the other by applying a tourniquet -- all while bleeding from the gunshot wound to her face.

"There's no other way to put it, they're amazing," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview on Monday as he described the bravery of the deputies.

Both deputies were shot four or five times by a gunman in Compton, California, Saturday night, Garcetti said.

Garcetti said by an "absolute miracle" it looks like they will both survive.

The shooting happened shortly before 7 p. m. Saturday at MLK Transit Center in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Our job does not get any easier because people do not like law enforcement," Villanueva said.

Garcetti said "there is no place in our society for the violence that we saw. " He described Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies as guardians of one of the city's public transit lines.

Both deputies were sworn in 14 months ago, the sheriff said.

Trump, Biden and Schiff denounce the attack

"Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America -- as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on," Biden said in a statement.

Democratic US Rep. Adam Schiff, whose district includes parts of Los Angeles County, called the attack "cowardly. "

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