Friday, 8 July 2016

Shooting in Dallas

DALLAS SHOOTING: 3 Police Officers killed, 7 injured at Black Lives Matter Protest, On-Scene Footage

Multiple Officers have been shot at a Black Lives Matter Protest in Dallas by two heavily armed suspects. At least 2 Offiers are dead, 6 injured. This is on scene footage from civilians in the area taken during the shootout.

Update 10:17: Fox 7 reports that all available officers have been called in.

Update 10:16: Officers escorted about a dozen college students from El Centro College after shooting, Fox 4 reported.

Update 10: 15: Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, “Thoughts and prayers are with the police officers who were shot in Dallas tonight.”

Update 10:11: “Evil showed up and hid in bullet proof vests. It was in their heart to go and do something of this nature.” Rabb reported. “There are some officers who have been wounded who are gravely ill.”Update 10:08: Shawn Rabb of Fox 7 is reporting “multiple officers in grave condition. As many as five or six officers gravely. This is going to be an horrific night here in the city of Dallas.”
Update 10:07: Fox News is reporting multiple shooters according to Fox 7 in Dallas. First shooter is reportedly “neutarlized” while the second shooter is reported to be negotiating with police.

Update 10:06: Eyewitness tells Fox 4 “As we resumed the march, we heard what sounded like a bunch of firecrackers going off.” He said women and children were running for their lives.

Update 10:05: Fox 4 eyewitness “I am happy to be alive.”

Update 10:04: Fox4 now reporting a DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) police officer has been shot and is not doing well

Snipers shoot 11 officers, killing 5, during demonstrations in Dallas

Eleven officers have been shot by two snipers, leaving five officers dead and two in surgery, according to the Dallas police chief, KDFW reported. A civilian was also wounded in the shooting that broke out during peaceful protests in downtown Dallas.

In a press conference earlier in the evening, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown added that three of the officers are reported to be in critical condition. Chief Brown also said that the suspects threatened to plant bombs in the downtown Dallas area. He added that one suspect had been cornered, as the ATF and FBI searched for explosives.

The Dallas Police Department tweeted out a photo of a man initially called a suspect, but now a person of interest. The police department has reported that he has now turned himself in, and a separate suspect is in custody. There was also a suspicious device near where the suspect was taken into custody, and it is being "secured by the DPD bomb squad," according to the police.

The man pictured is also seen in a video recorded as shots are being fired, though he is not seen opening fire or brandishing his gun. Texas is an open-carry state, so it is not out of the ordinary to see lawful carrying of weapons at demonstrations.

Police made other arrests during their search for the shooting suspects.

DART, the Dallas transit authority, has confirmed one of its officers has died and that there are three others with non-life-threatening injuries.

"There are three to six officers who are gravely wounded, according to my sources inside the Dallas Police Department," KDFW's Shaun Robb reported, adding, "This is going to be an international story."

One was a Dallas police officer and the second officer was a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer, KDFW is reporting.

KDFW also reports that police are in negotiations with a second suspect.

Local Fox-affiliate KTVT relayed police commands that the suspect was armed with a rifle in a nearby alley, after previously, the station had reported that at least one suspect was down, following SWAT officers with shields storming a parking garage.

The incident happened during the protests over the police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota in which two African-American men died.

There is an ongoing active shooter situation, following reports of at least one Dallas police officer shot seemingly out of nowhere during the otherwise peaceful rally. The suspect is armed with a rifle, an officer told WFAA. 


Dallas protest: 11 officers shot, 5 dead

Police cars on Main Street in Dallas following the sniper shootings and protest.

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Five officers have been shot dead in Texas during a protestagainst the police shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.

RT updates on the situation HERE

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