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3 officers dead in downtown Dallas shooting; one suspect identified

Raw video from Dallas police protest shooting

Warning: Graphic content. Instagram video from the frightening scene in downtown Dallas on Thursday night.
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Warning: Graphic content. Instagram video from the frightening scene in downtown Dallas on Thursday night.

Two police officers were wounded Thursday night as multiple shots were fired in downtown Dallas near the end of a protest of officer-involved shootings in other cities, Star-Telegram media partner WFAA reported.

WFAA reported that the scene was at the end of Main Street close to Lamar Street.

Dallas officers were searching a parking garage at El Centro College, and officers were seen running toward the Greyhound bus station.

A WFAA photographer near the scene recorded the sound of gunfire. A reporter said she heard three dozen shots, while some witnesses say they heard 50-70 shots and saw the shooter pause to let the protesters go by before targeting officers.

Police called for the public to leave downtown.

The protest was scheduled in downtown Dallas after Alton Sterling was killed by an officer in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile was killed in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The shootings were captured by cellphones.

Soon after the shooting, the Fort Worth Police Association tweeted “Pray for our friends” in the Dallas Police Department.

The search was centered on the Texas Club a few blocks east of Dealey Plaza. The Omni Hotel is also receiving attention from police, according to reports.

WFAA reported that one officer was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and the other to Baylor University Medical Center.

We’ll have more as information becomes available.

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