Dallas snipers killed five officers during protests against police in downtown. Dallas’ Mayor Mike Rawlings reports 12 officers and 2 civilians were shot. President Barack Obama, who is in Warsaw, Poland, said his team is keeping him updated. “We still don’t know all the facts, we do know there’s been a vicious, calculated and despicable act on law enforcement,” Obama said.
Shooters killed five officers overnight during protests against police in downtown #Dallas, marking the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001. A total of 11 officers were shot. Here, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) police officer is comforted at an emergency room entrance after the shooting. (Photo by Ting Shen/@dallasnews)
The gunfire started Thursday night as protestors marched against the shooting deaths of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. National news outlets are reporting this was the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since the 9/11 terror attacks, when 72 officers died.
Authorities have reported that four suspects involved in a standoff with police have been killed.
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