10 officers shot, death toll rises to 5
Dallas, July 8: A protest turned violent when two snipers killed at least 10 officers in Downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country. Five of them are reportedly dead.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said,"Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. hree 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 214-671-3485."
The shot officers include Dallas police and DART officers. The shots were fired as the protest rally was heading down Lamar Street near Griffin before 9 pm yesterday. An eye witness said that the shooter had a rifle and stood by the rally and the openly shot at officers. Another participant said, "the protest was a lovely, peaceful march until they were walking down Commerce Street near the Bank of America building parking garage when he heard what sounded like a bunch of firecrackers going off."
This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him! pic.twitter.com/Na5T8ZxSz6— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
The shooting took place near El Centro College. Classes were cancelled on Friday.