A California sheriff’s deputy has died and another is injured after they were shot during a standoff

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By Jenn Selva, Deanna Hackney and Hollie Silverman, CNN

A sheriff’s lawman was changeable and killed and a 2nd lawman was wounded during a standoff astatine a California location Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

“While reporting to a standoff present successful Wasco, 1 of our brave Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies was killed-in-action and 1 different was changeable and wounded,” Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia said successful a statement.

Deputies responded to a location aft receiving calls of a imaginable shooting and perchance radical wounded successful the residence astatine astir 1 p.m. PT, Lt. Joel Swanson with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said during a property briefing pursuing the shooting.

The fishy began shooting from wrong the location arsenic soon arsenic constabulary arrived, but the deputies took screen and were not struck astatine that time, according to Swanson.

A SWAT squad was called and the vicinity was enactment connected lockdown arsenic instrumentality enforcement attempted to attack the location conscionable earlier 3 p.m., Swanson said.

As they approached, the fishy again opened occurrence and struck the 2 deputies, the lieutenant said.

Video from CNN affiliate KBAK showed instrumentality enforcement rapidly rolling an injured idiosyncratic connected a stretcher retired of the scene. The deputies were some taken to a infirmary for treatment, Swanson told reporters.

The standoff continued and instrumentality enforcement aboriginal changeable the suspect, who was taken to the infirmary for treatment, according to Swanson. The fishy has not been named and constabulary said the probe is ongoing. The deputies person yet to beryllium publically identified arsenic of Monday morning.

Condolences from some the politician and the territory attorney’s bureau followed the shooting.

“My bosom goes retired to the families of some the deputies. Nothing tin hole america for tragedies specified arsenic these,” Mayor Garcia said successful his statement, thanking archetypal responders for their courage. “In an instant our lives tin alteration forever. I commune that God surrounds these families with his emotion and gives them the spot to marque it done this devastating time.”

The Kern County District Attorney’s bureau said successful a tweet, “Our deepest condolences to family, friends & chap deputies of the KC Deputy Sheriff who was killed successful the enactment of work today. We besides commune for a speedy betterment for the 2nd lawman wounded. A tremendous calamity & nonaccomplishment for @KernCoSheriff & our community. Our hearts are broken.”

Wasco is successful the San Joaquin Valley, astir 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield.

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