Snipers Shoot at Police in Dallas During Protests, Killing Four, Injuring Eight (Updated)

Details still unfolding



In an unfolding incident that apparently began at 8:45 p.m. Central time in downtown Dallas, a shooter opened fire during protests against recent police killings.

Details as always are incomplete and unreliable in very early reports. The local CBS affiliate in Dallas has reported that two officers have been injured, but no deaths have been reported. There's mixed reports as to whether a shooter is in custody.

A witness posted a video online where the shootings can clearly be heard here. Live coverage from the CBS affiliate can be viewed here.

UPDATE: A statement from Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that two snipers shot at 11 police officers. Of those officers, three were killed, two are in surgery, and three are in critical condition. The chief said they have no suspects in custody as yet.

UPDATE: The Dallas Police tweeted later that a fourth police officer has been killed.

Police are looking for the man seen at the protests open-carrying. UPDATE: The man's brother has come forth and said he has no relationship with the shooting, the gun was not loaded, and he gave the gun to police. Dallas Police has reported that he has turned himself in.

UPDATE: The police now say they have a suspect in custody who was in a shootout with SWAT officers. They found a suspicious package near the suspect and the package is being secured by the bomb squad.

UPDATE: As of 12:40 a.m. Central time, Dallas Police are still attempting to negotiate the surrender of a suspect in a garage. The suspect told him "The end is coming." They are not certain if they have accounted for all suspects who might have been involved in the shooting. They have three other suspects in custody.