A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was ambushed Friday by two men who shot at her marked patrol car in Altadena, but wasn’t injured.

The deputy was patrolling the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Calaveras Street about 12:50 p.m. when two men in their 20s, fired multiple shots at her, Deputy Eric Ortiz said.

She wasn’t struck by the gunfire, he said, but further information was not released.

“Our Deputies are out here every-night responding to calls and performing critical police work,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted Friday evening.

“This is a very dangerous profession, but my Deputies leave their homes and families each day/night knowing the risk they take to gladly serve our community, please stay safe!”

Villanueva went on to say he “will always condemn these unprovoked attacks on my Deputies. I want Deputies as well as Police Officers to stay alert and take care of your partners.

“My Deputy is alive and unhurt, thank you to all those who have reached out to ask about her condition.”

Authorities urged anyone with information about the suspects to call the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at 626-798-1131. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

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