- CBS, CNN and NBC News are reporting the name of Baton Rouge gunman as Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri. This has not been officially confirmed by police.
- Three police officers have been shot dead
- One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large
- Police are looking for anyone wearing army fatigues, all black or possibly a mask
The White House tweet their usual hypocrisy encouraging solidarity while spending trillions of dollars dividing the World:
“Only we can prove, in our own actions and words, that we will not be divided, even if we have to do it again and again and again.” —@POTUS
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 17, 2016
Three police officers have been shot dead in the US city of Baton Rouge, and three more have been injured, officials say.
One suspect is dead and two others may still be at large.
Baton Rouge police have warned residents to stay away from the scene of the shooting, which was near the police headquarters and a highway.
It follows the recent killing of a black man by police in the city, which sparked protests.
ABC News Reports:
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola told The Associated Press earlier that the officers were rushed to a local hospital. Coppola said authorities are asking people to stay away from the area.
Multiple police units were stationed at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where stricken officers were believed to be undergoing treatment at a trauma center. A police officer with a long gun was blocking the parking lot at the emergency room.
Spokeswoman Ashley Mendoza said the hospital received five patients from the police shooting, all “law enforcement professionals.” Of the two who survived the shooting, one is in critical condition and the other is in fair condition.
#lagov on the shooting of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge today: pic.twitter.com/BU3B4Iznbe
— Gov John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) July 17, 2016
LSU Police armed with rifles several blocks away from the scene @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/VhkqfMOpOd
— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) July 17, 2016