11 officers shot in Dallas during protest; 4 dead, 7 others injured

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Carolina Leid has the story.

Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown says 11 officers were shot by two snipers in downtown Dallas. Four officers were killed and seven others were injured, some critically. The shootings broke out during a protest against police shootings around the country.

During a press update, Chief Brown revealed that some of the officers were shot in the back and that the suspects shot from parking structures and tried to triangulate to kill as many as possible.

He also said they were investigating threats that there could be a bomb planted in the downtown area by the suspects. A suspicious package was later found and was being secured by the bomb squad.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit reports that four of their officers were shot during the protests against police shootings around the country. One of the officers were killed, three others have non-life threatening injuries.

The Lieutenant Governor of Texas confirmed that officers were shot when gunfire rang out.

Video from the scene showed a heavy police presence and officers taking cover behind vehicles on the street. It also showed crowds of hundreds of people starting to run as the sound of multiple gunshots rang out. The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. local time.

This is a breaking news story, please check back for updates.
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