Snipers shoot 11 police officers in Dallas

UPDATE – 11 police officers shot, 4 of them killed.

At a rally protesting over two recent police shootings of black men snipers shot at police, killing 3, critically wounding another 3, 2 more are in surgery and 2 more were also hit (bacause the report says 10 were shot.

This substantially ramps up tensions in the US.

NZH: 10 police shot in Dallas protest, sniper at large

There is chaos in Dallas as ten police officers were shot at a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men.

Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown told WFAA-TV that 10 officers were shot by 2 snipers in downtown Dallas. Three are dead, 3 are critical, and 2 are in surgery.

“Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally,” Brown said.

“Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time.”

Another report says that at least 11 officers were hit.

At least 11 officers shot, 3 dead after attack at Dallas protest

DALLAS — Dallas Police Chief David Brown has confirmed at least 11 police officers were shot and at least three were killed in an attack by two snipers in downtown Dallas at a protest of officer-involved shootings across the country on Thursday night.

…bystander, Richard Adams, said the protest was “a lovely, peaceful march,” until they were walking down Commerce Street near the Bank of America building parking garage when he heard what sounded like “a bunch of firecrackers going off.”

“Everybody just stopped — ‘Run, run for your lives!’ Women with children and babies and everybody was chaotically running. And then, maybe I was a half-a-block away, calming down a little bit when we heard it again. […] There must have been five times tonight — whenever we thought we were safe, people said ‘Run, people were shot!'”

Dallas is notorious for a single shooting by sniper on 22 November 1963. That shocked the nation.

This will not only shock the nation, it risks exploding into something much bigger and more widespread.

A witness says that he heard 50-70 shots fired rapidly.