The shooter who has injured Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, Angel Reinosa, is yet to be apprehended, AP quoted authorities Thursday, August 22nd.
The shooting took place at a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, police searched the area but failed to find the perpetrator, said Deputy Morgan Arteaga, a department spokeswoman.
A building complex close by that houses was the centre of the search which produced a rifle-like pellet gun that will be examined by forensics.
Twenty-one years old Reinosa was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, Arteaga said.
He was shot on his way to his car in the employee parking lot of the Lancaster station sometime before 3 p.m. on Wednesday August 21st, Capt. Todd Weber said.
Because of the deputy’s ballistic vest, the bullet bounced into his shoulder, Mayor R. Rex Parris said.
It did not pierce it.
"Apartment units were searched and multiple interviews were conducted" but no suspect was located, a Sheriff's Department statement said.
"Investigators believe this was an isolated incident targeting a deputy," the statement said.