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'We Hope They Die!' - BLM Protesters Celebrate Shooting of Two LA County Deputies, Block Hospital Entrances

LA sheriff's deputies guard the hospital where two deputies fight for their lives after being ambushed and shot.

Late Saturday night, news broke that an unidentified gunman ambushed and shot two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies while they sat in their patrol vehicle. The deputies were taken to a nearby hospital and their condition is unknown. Late Saturday night they were reportedly “fighting for their lives,” having been shot in the head.

Overnight, things took an even darker turn.

Black Lives Matter protesters made it clear that to them the deputies’ lives do not matter, nor do the lives of anyone in the hospital where the deputies are being cared for. They aligned with the cowardly gunman, celebrating the shooting.

The BLM protesters gathered at the hospital and chanted “We hope they die!”

They also blocked entrances to the hospital emergency room, according to the LA County Sheriffs’ social media.

As they blocked the hospital emergency room, the protesters screamed profanities at law enforcement officers and told them they would be killed one by one.

Some of them tried to break into the hospital but were stopped by either hospital security or police officers. They claimed they wanted to “visit” the stricken deputies, who they described as “two of America’s most notorious gang members,” past 3 AM according to the tweet’s timestamp, and insisted they had the right to enter as it’s a “public hospital.”

St. Francis Medical Center is a private hospital. Security turned the men away, and were called “pigs” during the tense exchange.

Our sister site RedState has more.

Update: Newsweek reports both deputies remain in critical condition following surgery.

The female deputy is a mother to a 6-year-old boy, Villanueva said. Both deputies had graduated from the academy 14 months ago, he added.

The deputies, from the department’s Transit Services Bureau, were parked adjacent to 101 East Palmer St. across from the station, when the suspect approached “from behind,” Capt. Kent Wegner said. He said the deputies were facing southbound, and the shooter came from the north.

“He walked along the passenger side of the car. He acted as if he was going to walk past the car and then he made a left turn directly toward the car, raised a pistol and fired several rounds inside of the vehicle, striking both of the sheriff’s deputies.”

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