Latest Update on the Dallas Police Massacre That Left at Least 5 Officers Dead, 7 Wounded

Latest Update on the Dallas Police Massacre That Left at Least 5 Officers Dead, 7 Wounded
Source: AP
Source: AP

Late Thursday night, multiple snipers opened fire on an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, killing at least five officers and leaving seven other officers and two civilians injured.

On Friday morning, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings confirmed the death of the suspect who had been engaged in a standoff with the police. 

Of the 14 people shot Thursday night, 10 were hit by snipers in "elevated positions." The event marks the deadliest day for law enforcement in the United States since 9/11.

While the identities of the shooters haven't yet been publicly announced, the Dallas Police Department says it has three suspects in custody. The protest happening when the shooting began was in response to the shooting of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, earlier this week.

Read more:
Lavish Reynolds' Facebook Video Shows Police Shooting of Philando Castile
5 Police Officers Shot and Killed by Snipers in Downtown Dallas During Peaceful Protest
 President Obama Talks Alton Sterling, Philando Castile Killings in Facebook Post

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