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REPORT: Dallas Police Officers Shot; UPDATE: Four Officers Reported Dead

Posted on | July 7, 2016 | 14 Comments

This news started breaking about a half-hour ago:

Two Dallas police officers have been shot in downtown Dallas, an officer at the scene tells NBC 5.
The extent of their injuries are not known.
The shootings took place as a rally and march in downtown was ending that showed solidarity for communities affected by officer-involved shootings this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Several hundred people gathered at Belo Garden Park in Dallas, and marched to the Old Red Courthouse near Main and Market streets, where the rally ended just before the shots rang out nearby at about 9 p.m. [10 p.m. ET]

UPDATE 11:20 p.m. ET: More details:

A witness told CBS11 that he heard multiple gunshots fire off and confirmed at least two police officers were shot.
“Whoever was shooting had an assault rifle — and I know guns. The shots were in rapid succession,” he said. . . .
Police searched for a suspect or suspects with rifles in a parking garage at Griffin and Lamar in downtown Dallas immediately after the shooting. . . .
A witness standing outside of Baylor Hospital in Dallas saw one of the wounded officers arrive at the ER.
“We were about two blocks away when we saw a cop car with a bullet hole in the door riding on its rims past us,” he said.

There are reports of dozens of shots fired. The protesters, apparently organized by the “Black Lives Matter” movement, scattered in panic.

UPDATE 11:30 p.m. ET: The initial report was that two officers were shot. Now at least four are reported shot, one fatally.

DART is Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

UPDATE 11:45 p.m. ET: The latest report is that a total of at least 10 officers were shot, three of whom are dead. Two snipers are reportedly responsible.

UPDATE 8:15 a.m. ET Friday: The report this morning is that 11 were shot, of whom four are dead. Three suspects are in custody, and one suspect reportedly committed suicide.

UPDATE 8:50 a.m. ET Friday: Five Reported Dead in ‘Military-Style’ Sniper Attack



14 Responses to “REPORT: Dallas Police Officers Shot; UPDATE: Four Officers Reported Dead”

  1. David_Block
    July 7th, 2016 @ 11:11 pm

    Suspects are still at large. (11:11 Central)

  2. Kirby McCain
    July 7th, 2016 @ 11:32 pm

    Yeah, Obama killed four more police officers. Really, he inspired this just today.

  3. concern00
    July 7th, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

    Absolutely. He certainly got what he’s been inciting for months.

  4. Scoob
    July 8th, 2016 @ 12:30 am

    If I am Obama, who do I blame?

    Charleston: Racism
    Orlando: Guns
    LA and MN: Racism
    Dallas: I place fifty back to “Guns”.

  5. Joe Joe
    July 8th, 2016 @ 12:39 am

    It’s really all about guns.

    June 10
    General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    June 12
    Orlando Shooting

    July 7 (7/7–don’t forget other 7/7s)
    Dallas Police Massacre

    These are all part of the gun control PR rollout. After Orlando, CA passed illegal restrictions on guns; Hawaii passed a gun registry; New York Senate passed a terrorist gun registry bill.

    After tonight, who knows?

  6. mole
    July 8th, 2016 @ 1:40 am

    Thoughts with the poor buggers shot while providing public safety from people who despise them.
    BLM is a vile group
    Beans, bottled water and ammo time if you life near a major city in the US

  7. Joe Joe
    July 8th, 2016 @ 3:24 am

    Clear Channel already assuming shooters are white surpremacist Christians:

  8. WarEagle82
    July 8th, 2016 @ 5:36 am

    The left has been working toward this for a long time.

    The violence is now openly unleashed on Americans.

    It will get worse soon.

  9. CrustyB
    July 8th, 2016 @ 6:06 am

    This happened because of the atmosphere of violence created by (current politician with whom I disagree.)

  10. Scoob
    July 8th, 2016 @ 6:58 am

    Ta da!! Obama back to guns (from Breitbart):

    President Obama took a moment when he was attending a NATO summit in Poland to address the execution of five officers in Dallas at a Black Lives Matter protest. He said the officers in Dallas who were killed were “targeted” and added, “We are horrified over these events.” He also called the attacks “vicious” and “calculated” but took the opportunity to say that the issue of “these types of weapons” will be considered in the [near] future.

  11. Brian_E
    July 8th, 2016 @ 12:35 pm

    Well, Duh! Of *course* they’d assume that. It fits the narrative!

  12. Brian_E
    July 8th, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

    We can only hope that cooler heads will prevail.
    I’d hate to think that the ‘Hope & Change” we’ve all been experiencing will culminate in Charles Manson getting the Helter Skelter he prophesied about…

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  14. Mike Gogulski
    July 10th, 2016 @ 2:59 am

    It gets even better, at least with respect to one of the cops in Dallas: