This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a sheriff’s department helicopter with a sniper in an open door searching for a gunman at large in Lancaster, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The mayor of Lancaster says a deputy shot and wounded outside a Los Angeles County sheriff’s station is going to be okay after visiting him in the hospital. Authorities are searching for the shooter in buildings surrounding the station where the deputy was hit in the shoulder while standing in the parking lot Wednesday afternoon. (KABC-TV via AP) LANCASTER, Calif. — A deputy was wounded when someone opened fire Wednesday outside a Los Angeles County sheriff’s station and authorities searched a nearby building for the shooter, officials said. The deputy was standing with colleagues near a helipad in the parking lot of the Lancaster station when he was struck once in the shoulder, said Deputy Lilian Peck. The deputy was hospitalized in stable condition, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. “We have set up containment on a nearby building and we are going through all our tactical steps right now,” Villanueva said. A perimeter was set up as deputies used binoculars to determine where the gunfire came from…. Read full this story
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