Dallas police chief says 11 officers were shot, four dead in a Dallas shooting during a Black Lives Matter protests following the officer-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
The Dallas Police Department released a photograph of a person of interest in the mass shooting of police officers.
Police Chief David Brown says two snipers shot the officers at the protests. No suspects are in custody. The shooters shot from elevated positions, possibly from a parking garage.
The largely peaceful rally was winding down when shots rang out.
— Robert Wilonsky (@RobertWilonsky) July 8, 2016
Dallas Police Chief David Brown says officials are also searching for bombs possibly planted downtown.
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) July 8, 2016
eyewitnesses telling CNN they saw suspect w/ assault rifle at rally; didn't say anything b/c they thought it was legal in TX w/ open carry
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) July 8, 2016
Texas is an open-carry state. Um, what could possibly go wrong?