Local news reports are saying that multiple police officers have been shot in Baton Rouge:
BREAKING: BRPD confirms at least one officer shot near Airline and Old Hammond. More details to come at https://t.co/jdm4tF8XPc
— The Advocate (@theadvocatebr) July 17, 2016
#BREAKING: Baton Rouge PD confirm "officers down” in a developing situation. Further details are yet unknown.
— Polo Sandoval (@PoloSandovalCNN) July 17, 2016
There are unconfirmed reports that three officers have been killed.
WBRZ is reporting that there is a manhunt underway and this is what one witness said they saw:
A witness told WBRZ News 2, a man was dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza.
Baton Rouge has been on edge recently following the police shooting of Alton Sterling. Three people were recently arrested in what was believed to be a plot to shoot cops.
We will update this post when more information comes in.
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UPDATE –– 11:06 am EDT: The Advocate is reporting that two officers have died:
Mayor's office confirms 2 police officers have been killed in Baton Rouge shooting. They say stay home. Stay off the streets.
— Rebekah Allen (@rebekahallen) July 17, 2016
UPDATE –– 11:10 am EDT: The state police says two officers and the gunman have been shot:
JUST IN: State police: At least 2 officers shot in Baton Rouge; suspected gunman has been shot; conditions unknown.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 17, 2016
UPDATE –– 11:23 am EDT: CNN is reporting 7 officers were shot and 3 have died.
UPDATE –– 11:42 am EDT: The mayor’s office confirmed 3 dead:
MSNBC: Mayor confirms 3 officers dead in Baton Rouge, LA shooting; multiple officers injured. Live coverage on @MSNBC
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) July 17, 2016
UPDATE –– 12:10 pm EDT: The governor has issued a statement:
— Gov John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) July 17, 2016
UPDATE –– 12:29 pm EDT: The police in Baton Rouge currently believe that there may be cone other gunmen
UPDATE –– 12:32 pm EDT: Law enforcement confirmed three officers were killed and three others were injured. They believe there may have been up to 3 shooters.
UPDATE –– 1:15 pm EDT: President Obama has been briefed on the shooting.
UPDATE –– 3:25 pm EDT: Obama has issued a statement calling for attacks against law enforcement to stop.
UPDATE –– 4:15 pm EDT: The police press conference this afternoon said that there is currently no active shooter situation. One of the injured officers is in surgery.
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