Los Angeles Police On Alert After Patrol Officers Targeted By Rifle Fire; Florida Deputies Also Targeted

The Los Angeles Police Department went on tactical alert late last night after two patrol officers in a squad car reportedly were targeted by rifle fire. Neither officer was hit, and returned fire.

In a separate incident earlier on Sunday, Pasco County deputies in Florida reportedly also were shot at — this as they sat in patrol cars parked at Northside Baptist Church in Dade City. Neither officer was hit.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in this case, the organization said on Facebook.

Also see CNN report.

These incidents occurred about a week after two police officers in New York City were assassinated while seated in their car in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon.

In October, NYPD officers were targeted in a hatchet attack.

A similar attack later occurred in Washington, DC.

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  3. LAPD shooting was gang related and not attack on police, officials say
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/31/lapd-shooting-not-ambush

    Police back away from ambush claim as prosecutors say patrol car was driving by just as suspect starting shooting at fleeing rival gang in car

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