Officer shot and 8 held hostage in Sunset Louisiana

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In yet another violent shooting today in America, 2 people stabbed and responding officer shot outside a convenience store in Sunset Louisiana. One of those victims was a police officer who was then airlifted to hospital. No announcement on his condition as yet.

8 more people being held hostage inside the store. No word yet on what the gunman/gunmen hope to achieve.

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UPDATE: Suspect stabbed 2 people blocks from gas station, police respond and officer is shot. Suspect then drove his car into the gas station and barricaded himself inside. Police spokesman tells us that Cashier, cook, and others were able to escape without injury and there are no hostages.

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UPDATE: St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz talking to civilian, possibly suspect’s brother.

UPDATE: 6pm local time State Police “negotiator” arrives on scene.

UPDATE: 6:31pm local time – 2 shots fired, ambulance on scene. Police hugging each other. Ambulance leaves, but EMT’s and second stretcher still on scene. State Police confirm suspect is in custody and alive.

Police continue to gather physical evidence, but the worst is over and as far as we know all injured victims have survived.

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