Multiple Police Officers Shot, Killed In Louisiana


Several police officers were shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 17.

At least seven officers were shot and three people were killed in the incident, CNN reported on-air, according to a tweet by journalist Ryan Beckler. 

The shooting took place at approximately 9 a.m., authorities say. At least one witness claimed to hear 10 to 12 gunshots, reports WWL.

Sgt. Don Coppola of the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed several officers were shot, and that wounded officers were transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

We will update this story as more information comes in.

Sources: WWL,Ryan Beckler/Twitter / Photo Credit: WAFB via Daily Mail

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