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
As thousands of protesters took to the streets across America, Thursday, protesting against the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two snipers shot eleven police officers – killing 4 – as they unleashed chaos at a protest in Dallas. The protests were taking place in the major hubs of New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC and Philadelphia on Thursday evening when the mayhem erupted. The two gunmen opened fire from ‘elevated positions’, picking off officers at the demonstration, police said. Four police officers have died, three are in a critical condition and four others were injured, police chief David Brown said. Both shooters are still on the run and one is believed to be holed up in a garage wearing tactical gear and armor. It is suspected that they may have also planted bombs before the ambush.
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.
Police hunker down as the two snipers fire from strategic ‘elevated positions’, shooting the exposed officers at will during the demonstration in downtown Dallas on Thursday evening.
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Dallas Police had been live-tweeting the protest, which had up until the gunshots had been peaceful