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Both ambushed Los Angeles deputies released from hospital

A screenshot from surveillance video shows a gunman opening fire on two Los Angeles County sheriff-s deputies near a Metro station in Compton. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department handout photo/TNS)

The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were ambushed in their patrol car and shot earlier this month in Compton have been released from the hospital, the police department announced Monday night.

“They both have a long road to recovery and LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support,” officials said in a statement.

Both are now home “resting.”

Claudia Apolinar, the 31-year-old mother who was shot multiple times including in the jaw, was discharged from St. Francis Medical Center, four days after her 24-year-old partner was released.

Apolinar and her unidentified male partner were “ambushed” and shot at close range around 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, according to the sheriff’s department and surveillance footage that captured the attack.

The gunman, dressed in dark clothing, fled the scene.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said last week that his department has “promising leads,” but no arrests have been made.

A reward of up to $300,000 has been offered for information.


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