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(Worthy News) - As many as 11 Dallas, Texas, police officers were shot and five killed late Thursday after two snipers opened gunfire during an otherwise peaceful protest downtown over recent police shootings, according to Dallas Police.
Four Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority officers were among the law enforcement officers who were shot, three with non-life-threatening injuries. Three Dallas Police Department officers, and one DART officer, were killed as of midnight local time. Another death was reported by the department just after 2 a.m. Friday local time. [ Source ]
11 Officers Shot, 4 Fatally, by Snipers Amid Dallas Protest Against Police Killings
(Worthy News) - Eleven police officers were shot ambush-style, including four fatally, in Dallas Thursday night by at least two snipers, amid a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, according to the Dallas Police.
Officials said the gunmen aimed to kill as many officers as possible. Among the officers killed, at least one was a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer and at least one of the wounded was a DART officer.
One suspect is in custody, following a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers, police said, and a suspicious package was found near the suspect's location. Police said the package is being secured by the bomb squad. [ Source ]