What We Know So Far About the Shooting at a Dallas Protest: 11 Police Officers Shot, 4 Dead
A horrific mass shooting has taken place tonight in Dallas, Texas, during a Black Lives Matter protest. Police say snipers shot 11 police officers, murdering four. The situation is still unfolding and suspects are still at large. We will bring you further updates as they come in.
Details remain sketchy, but according to reports, three Dallas police officers have been shot during an until-that-moment peaceful gathering of people who were in the street to protest the latest police shootings of Philando Castilo and Alton Sterling.
"The three officers were shot by someone with a rifle and wearing body armor, according to a Homeland Security bulletin obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The shootings occurred near a parking garage near El Centro College, according to the bulletin.
Local media reported the officers were rushed to the hospital."
CNN is reporting that there were four officers shot and one has died and that this is still an active shooter situation.
And now CNN is reporting that nine officers have been shot.
Statement from Dallas chief of police:
#BREAKING in #Dallas: +10 officers shot +3 officers dead +3 officers in critical condition +0 suspects in custody https://t.co/zoWHrNeyPv— Bobby Blanchard (@Bobby Blanchard) 1467948790.0
MCNBC reporting that an 11th officer has been shot.
Chief Brown says Dallas cops have cornered, are negotiating with alleged shooter.— Tristan Hallman (@Tristan Hallman) 1467950223.0
With heavy hearts, we are devastated to report a fourth officer has been killed.— Dallas Police Dept (@Dallas Police Dept) 1467951198.0
Update: https://t.co/qBJe3q0EtN— Dallas Police Dept (@Dallas Police Dept) 1467952068.0
From the Dallas chief of police, David Brown:
"At one of at least two suspects is cornered on the second floor of the El Centro parking garage, Brown said. [...]
Another alleged suspect in a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers was taken into custody, police said."
News is scant at this time. Conflicting reports on the exact number of suspects and the status of the manhunt. Correction: CNN is reporting that one suspect is in custody, but no further information on him. Also saying that other “persons of interest” are being questioned.