3 cops shot dead in Baton Rouge

3 cops shot dead in Baton Rouge


Baton Rouge –A gunman killed at least three police officers and injured at least four others in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US on Sunday, local media report.
Several of those injured were reported to be in critical condition. “The scene seems to be contained right now,” Baton Rouge police spokesperson Don Coppola told television station WAFB.

Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden said three police officers were killed in the attack, adding that more details will be forthcoming.
A TV station aired video footage of police responding to the scene in Baton Rouge. Multiple shots could be heard as civilian cars quickly backed away.
The shooting appeared to be carried out by a lone gunman carrying an assault rifle, local media reported.
“We think that the situation has been contained,” Coppola said.
Police arrested more than 100 protesters taking part in a demonstration against alleged police brutality in Baton Rouge last week.


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