Three police officers are believed to be dead, and three in critical condition after a shooting incident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 17. Details are sparse, as it’s an ongoing investigation, but this is just so sad. One suspect is dead, two more are believed to be on the run as cops hunt for answers.
“The count is three officers dead possibly,” Kip Holden, the Mayor of Baton Rouge said, insisting that officials were still on scene investigating the situation. “There is still an active scene. They are investigating,” he continued. “Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything.”
The shooter is believed to be already down, according to Kip. “Everything is moving fast and I have not been able to verify everything,” he added.
Sgt. Don Coppola later confirmed to CNN that 3 officers were indeed gunned down and three others are injured in the shooting incident. There’s no motive as of just yet, officials are scratching their heads as to why this happened.
Police said they received a call of a “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” a source connected to the investigation told CNN. When police arrived on the scene, the shooting began.
Three officers are said to have died on the scene, while another 3 are critically injured, a source also told CNN. The officers that were killed and injured are said to be from the Baton Rouge Police Departments, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, another official divulged.
“This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards revealed. As of yet, police suspect that there could be another 2 shooters on the loose, but neither the neutralized shooter, nor the other suspects have been named.
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