Update 5:00 EST: Police have identified the shooter as Gavin Long, 29, of Kansas City, Missouri. Police also have detained “two persons of interest” related to the shooting.

Below you can listen to the police radios during the shooting.


Update 1:00 EST: A total of six officers were been shot and three have died from their injuries.   AP is reporting one suspect has been killed and two others might be at large. The identity of the shooter has not been released yet.


The details surrounding this incident are still unclear but police state that three officers were shot and killed while at least seven other officers may have been wounded from an active shooter in a shopping center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Police received a call of “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle,” a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN. When police arrived, the man opened fire.

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The remaining officers are hospitalized in critical condition, the source said.

The victims were from Baton Rouge Police Department as well as East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, another official said.

Since the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police earlier this month, the department has worried about credible threats against officers.
It’s been an emotionally charged few days across the country because of the protests stemming from the Alton Brown shooting, and the ambush on Dallas police officers where a sniper killed five officers.

“We can’t take anything for granted any more,” East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said last week. -CNN

 

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