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Rookie Deputy Shot by Gang Member in East LA

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While investigating suspicious activity in a car parked in a red zone last night at 7:20 p.m., a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face by a paroled gang member, who was then shot and killed by a second deputy, according to ABC.The injured deputy, 27-year-old Mohamed Ahmed, was in his third week of training and was shot during his first assignment in the field. He remains in critical condition at USC Medical Center with a bullet lodged in the right side of his face. Doctors are concerned he may lose sight in one eye.

The second deputy who shot the gang member after he shot Ahmed, was not shot but sustained minor injuries in the struggle.

The paroled gang member was pronounced dead at the hospital. His name has not been released, but he had two guns in his possession when deputies approached.