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Multiple Law Enforcement Casualties In Baton Rouge Mass Shooting *Updated

Here we go again with more tragic killings of law enforcement officers, with another automatic rifle.
Multiple Law Enforcement Casualties In Baton Rouge Mass Shooting *Updated
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From KTLA TV in Louisiana:

At least seven officers were injured and at least three of them are feared dead in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

Police received a call of “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” the source said. When police arrived, the man opened fire.

The remaining officers are hospitalized in critical condition, the source said.

Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation, but added, “The count is three officers dead possibly.”

CNN tweeted that there are most assuredly at least three U.S. officers dead.

It is still an active crime scene. More developments as we receive them. Such tragedy.

Update: Multiple outlets are now reporting that three officers are confirmed dead, three more are wounded and one suspect is dead.

Update #2

via The Hill:

At an afternoon press conference, police said there is "no active shooter scenario" ongoing in Baton Rouge, and confirmed that the person shot and killed at the scene is currently the lone suspect.

"We believe the person that shot and killed our officers, that he is a person that was shot and killed at the scene," Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson told reporters.

Police said the incident was not believed to be race related. Both CBS and NBC News reported that the man shot and killed at the scene was Kansas City, Mo., resident Gavin Long, age 29.


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