4 police officers Shoot dead during Dallas Black Lives Matter protest
A Black Lives Matters protest in Dallas has turned violent after 11 police officers were shot on Thursday.
Up to 11 police officers have been shot and four killed at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas on Thursday.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown confirmed at a press conference that two snipers shot at 11 police officers from elevated positions. Four are dead, two are in surgery, and three in critical condition. The protest had been described as “peaceful” by officers before the snipers began shooting.
“There are two Dallas officers deceased and one dart officer deceased. There were 10 shot and we’ve had an additional officer to make the total to 11 officers injured,” Brown said at the press conference. A tweet from the Dallas Police Department later confirmed that a fourth officer had been killed.
An intensive search for suspects is currently underway and Brown asked that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482.
Dallas Police Sr Corporal Debra Webb said in the statement that police were sorting through information at what was “clearly still an active scene.”
Hundreds of people reportedly gathered at Dallas’ Belo Garden Park, marching to the Old Red Courthouse at around 9 p.m when someone started shooting at the police.
3 of the injured policemen are in critical state and 1 civilian was injured in the attack.
A locate television station reported that at least 20 gunshots were heard during the exchange between a gunman, who are believed to have been shooting from an elevated area, and officers.
This is a developing story, we will bring you more details as we get it.
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