Baton Rogue shooting: Kills 3 law enforcement officers and injures 3 more

Baton Rogue shooting: Kills 3 law enforcement officers and injures 3 more

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July 17, 2016

Baton Rogue shooting: Kills 3 law enforcement officers and injures 3 more

In Louisiana, after a police shooting of an African-American man, three Baton Rouge police officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday. Officials think the attack on the officers is not a work of a single gunman.

The gun fight took place in a part of town that is rather rough and is well known for drug trafficking. It is a location where police often go to grab coffee.

The Baton Rouge police shooter has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long, two law enforcement sources tell CNN. The shooter apparently died in a shootout with police on his birthday. He was born, the sources said, on July 17,1987.

Police received a call of a “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” according to CNN. When police arrived, the shooting began.
Supposedly, One of the suspects is dead and authorities believe two others may be free. The dead suspect in the Baton Rouge shooting was wearing all black and was wearing a mask.

President Obama says:

“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.” ( Credits: CNN )

The situation in the country has been turbulent lately, killing of officers have almost become a trend since the death ( by shooting) of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police earlier this month, the department is seriously concerned about literal threats against officers.

It has been an emotionally charged few days across the country because of the protests taking place due to:
  1. Sterling shooting
  2.  Shooting by police of Philando Castile in Minnesota,
  3. Also Dallas incident, on July 7 in which a sniper killed five officers.

Click on the video to see footage of the unrest in Louisiana:


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