Update 1:51 a.m. – A fifth police officer has died from gunshot injuries. A third individual was spotted by the Dallas Police Department carrying a camouflage bag. The individual tossed the bag into a black Mercedes, then sped off.
Update 11:35 p.m. – The Dallas Police Department has reported the first suspect has turned himself into the authorities. The second suspect has also been taken into custody.
Update 11:16 p.m. – A fourth officer has died.
Update 11:11 p.m. – It has been reported that there are two suspects involved. This is one of the suspects:
Chief Brown reported the suspects threatened to plant a bomb:
Update 10:45 p.m. – A sniper was reportedly positioned on the roof and shot at least 10 police officers. Three officers have died from gunshot wounds, while seven others have been injured. The following statement was released by Chief Brown from the Dallas police:
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.
Original report – Two police officers were shot during Dallas protests that took place Thursday afternoon as a result of the shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castil in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Several gunshots can be heard fired off in the video below:
It was reported that nearly 200 individuals gathered to start a protest march in solidarity with the communities that are “constantly terrorized by police brutality” according to Next Generation Action Network, who was in charge of the event. The march began at Belo Gardens Park and then proceeded through downtown Dallas.
This is a breaking news story. Updates will be added as they are released.
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