While thousands of people protested the shooting of two African-American men in Lousiana and Minnesota at the hands of white police officers in two days snipers apparently opened fire.
The reports say that there were at least two snipers stationed themselves in elevated positions in buildings (parking garage?) surrounding the protest area.
Update - 11:55 pm:
Dallas Police Chief David Brown has confirmed at least 10 police officers were shot and at least three were killed in an attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country. Brown wrote in a statement.
"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 214-671-3485."
Update - 12:04 am:
The Dallas Police Department just tweeted this photo saying...
"This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!"
*This possible suspect has turned himself in and is no longer a person of interest.
Update - 12:22 am:
News is coming from the Dallas Police Department that another officer had been shot and another has died. This puts the number at 11 officers shot and four deceased.
Update - 12:33am:
Dallas Police Department has just put out this update...
Update - 1:33am:
The Dallas Police Department has asked anyone who has information on the snipers to submit their tips to http://iWatchDallas.com http://fb.me/5BGLe3KAd
Update - 1:37am:
|Dallas Police Chief Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings at press conference.|
It has just been reported during a press conference that Police are currently in negotiations with a suspect in a parking garage. The unnamed suspect has been exchanging gunfire with the police for 45 minutes and has announced that there "are bombs planted all around the garage".
Update - 2:54am:
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Graphic footage aired on a Dallas television station appears to show a mass shooting suspect ambushing and shooting a police officer during the attacks in downtown Dallas on Thursday evening...
Update - 3:05am:
The Dallas Police Department has just reported that a fifth officer has passed away as a result of his wounds...
Update - 7:05am:
Ksax has reported that the final remaining sniper has been "neutralized"