Four officers are now dead, and at least seven others are injured in downtown Dallas Thursday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown says.
The entire statement follows:
“Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482.”
“We will provide more information once it is available. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight.”
— Tania Francois (@SheBreaksNews) July 8, 2016
DART says one of its officers has been killed, and three others have non-life threatening injuries.
At least four police officers killed by snipers during Dallas protest, chief says
American needs Obama to get out of bed & address Dallas situation NOW. He poured gas on this situation with his dog whistle message earlier.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 8, 2016
The gunshots rang out about 9 p.m. following a protest and rally held over two people killed in police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. The shootings took place as the Black Lives Matter rally and march were ending.
Scores of police officers arrived downtown following the shooting, which took place near Main and Market streets and a block from the Old Red Courthouse building.
— G.J. McCarthy (@gjmccarthy) July 8, 2016
Officers could be seen taking cover, and video from the scene showed people running from the sound of the gunshots. There is no word on whether any civilians have been shot.
At 10 p.m. NBC 5’s Cory Smith reported that Dallas police believe they have a gunman confined to a building and are currently negotiating with that person. source