Morgan Hill

Shooting Against Santa Clara Co. Deputy Called an ‘Ambush'

The shooting happened in an unincorporated Morgan Hill area.

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The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident involving a deputy that occurred Friday night in unincorporated Morgan Hill.

On Friday at 10:32 p.m., an unknown vehicle approached deputy Sukhdeep Gill on Uvas Road, and as the vehicle got closer to the deputy, the lights were turned off and someone inside the vehicle fired multiple shots at the deputy.

The deputy returned fire as the vehicle fled the scene. It is not known if the return fire hit the suspect or suspects, according to the sheriff's office.

One of the shots fired hit deputy Gill directly on the chest in his body worn camera and body armor.

The deputy suffered an injury that was not life threatening and was medically treated.

During a press conference Monday, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office officials called the incident an ambush.

"This was an unprovoked attack on our deputy," Sheriff Laurie Smith said, "and the suspects are wanted for premeditated attempted murder of a law enforcement officer."

The sheriff's office is searching for the suspect or suspects involved in the incident.

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