California deputy shot in ‘ambush’ attack at police station

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a California sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head in an “ambush” attack by a gunman intent on harming or killing police.

The shooter opened fire on a police station in Paso Robles early Wednesday.

San Luis Obispo County authorities say the gunfire erupted around 3:45 a.m. and the deputy was struck responding to the shooting.

He’s in serious condition.

Investigators later found the body of a man near railroad tracks several blocks away.

Police say he was shot at close range and the homicide is related to the other shooting.

An hours-long search of downtown Paso Robles ended without an arrest.

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