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'Ambush' kills 2 deputies, wounds 2 others

Aug. 16, 2012 at 1:14 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Helicopters, SWAT teams and state troopers were searching Thursday for whoever shot and killed two Louisiana sheriff's deputies and wounded two others.

A state police official described the attack on the officers as an ambush, CNN reported.

The deputies from St. John the Baptist Parish were shot about 6 a.m. EDT while on traffic duty at the Bayou Steel Plant in LaPlace, said Louisiana State Police Sgt. Ann Dusang.

A reason for the shooting is not yet known.

It was not known how many assailants were involved in the shooting.

The wounded deputies were hospitalized.

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