Four Dallas police officers shot dead during protest rally

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Published on: 8 July 2016 6:24 AM GMT
Four Dallas police officers shot dead during protest rally
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Texas: Four police officers were shot dead after two snipers fired upon a police group of eleven, during a protest rally in Dallas city of Texas, on Thursday night.

The Dallas police have arrested one of the alleged snipers while another self turned in.

A statement was released by a city spokeswoman on behalf of Dallas Police Chief, David Brown, saying that it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest rally.

The statement said, “Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition.”

According to the Police Chief, “An intensive search for suspects is currently underway.” No one is in custody, he said.

The incident:

  • The gunfire broke out while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • A Live TV video was released by the news channels that showed protesters marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.
  • Police and others hunched behind cars outside a parking garage.
  • Officers with guns drawn were running near and into the parking garage as police searched for the shooter.
  • The witnesses present at the rally described the scene as chaotic, with helicopters hovering overhead and officers with automatic rifles on the street corners.

The officers' condition:

  • Eleven officers were shot dead out of which four officers were dead.
  • Two cops were taken for surgery and one is still in critical condition.

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