Three police officers shot dead in Louisiana keeping tensions high

Three Police Officers have been shot dead and three more injured in the latest shooting in the United States.

The latest massacre unfolded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana around two weeks after African American citizen Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Police.

Investigators think the attack on the Officers was carried out by more than one gunman.


Police were told there was a “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” a source told CNN. When police got there, someone opened fire.

One of the suspects is dead, at least two more are believed to be on the run.

Investigators are reviewing a video of the Baton Rouge firefight posted to social media to see who might have been involved.

The firefight took place in a part of town that the source described as rough. The area is a known drug trafficking area. It is a location where police often go to grab coffee.

President Obama quickly issued a statement condemning the attack on law enforcement.

“For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault,” Obama said. “These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop. …These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no causes.”

The dead suspect in the Baton Rouge shooting was wearing all black and was wearing a mask, Baton Rouge Police Department Sgt. Don Coppola said. Coppola said he did not know what the mask looked like, but that it was “some type of mask to conceal (the shooter’s) identity.”

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