Snipers Open Fire On Dallas Police, Killing 5 And Injuring 6

Our hearts are heavy. Shooters killed five officers during protests against police in downtown Dallas, marking the deadliest single attack on U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001.  The gunfire started last night as demonstrators marched against the shooting deaths of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.  A total of 11 officers were shot, and some of the six officers injured are undergoing surgery, authorities said.  It was the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since the 2001 terror attacks, when 72 officers died, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  Some witnesses say the police were sitting ducks.  A suspect who holed himself up in a community college garage early this morning, has shot and killed himself, according to media reports. It came after at least two snipers ambushed police, killing five and wounding six. Police say 3-other suspects are in custody. The violence has to stop. Prayers are with the officers’ families and all those who wear a badge.

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