Two snipers shoot eleven police officers, killing 4, during Black Lives Matter protest march in downtown Dallas
Protesters had taken to the streets of major cities across America to protest against the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, calling for justice for the two black men shot dead by police this week
Gunmen open fire from ‘elevated positions’, picking off officers at the demonstration, 4 cops have died, 3 in critical condition, 4 others were injured
Both shooters still on the run, one believed to be holed up in a garage wearing tactical gear and armor
The protest initially started off peaceful
Dallas Police officers turn from protectors to victims of a vicious sniper attack
Police officer running for cover as the shooting starts
Police Chief David Brown said that two snipers opened fire at a demonstration around 9 p.m.
At least four officers died and seven others were wounded after gunfire erupted at a protest in downtown Dallas, according to police.
Police Chief David Brown said that two snipers opened fire at a demonstration from elevated positions around 9 p.m. and that neither suspect was in custody as of 10:30 p.m. local time.
He said in a statement that two wounded officers were in surgery and three were in critical condition.
Videos from the scene showed dozens of shots being fired, with other clips showing protesters fleeing to safety.
Police are looking for a suspect, a black male wearing tactical gear, as of 9:45 p..m. local time.
Dallas Police officer at the ER.
A video taken on a cell phone by a Dallas resident shows a heroic policeman trying to shoot one of the gunmen. The officer is seen ducking behind a pillar but was subsequently shot by the gunman, who then stands over the cop and pumps another bullet into him.
Police Chief Brown said that it appeared the shooters ‘planned to injure and kill as many
officers as they could’.
Officers are actively negotiating with a gunman that has barricaded himself on the second floor of the El Centro College garage and is exchanging gunfire with police.
The gunman told police, “The end is coming,” and is threatening to kill more officers. He also told police the garage is rigged with bombs.The suspects ‘have threatened to plant a bomb in the downtown area’.
It is not known if the shooters were protesters.
Dallas Police released an image of a man – named as Mark Hughes – brandishing a rifle as he walked through the city carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle and wearing a camouflage shirt. The force tweeted: ‘Please help us find him!’
However, a video shows the black man wandering among panicked protesters moments after gunfire erupted and he is not shooting.
A man claiming to Hughes’ brother tweeted that he was not involved in the shooting and had taken himself to a police station after Dallas Police released his picture.