3 Baton Rouge officers shot dead

Multiple injured – manhunt underway

Published: 48 mins ago. Updated: 07/17/2016 at 12:40 PM

In a grim repeat of last week’s deadly attacks on law enforcement in Dallas, two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy are reported dead following a shooting in Baton Rouge.

Officials have confirmed three law enforcement officers have died and at least three others were injured during an early morning shooting on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge.

According to WAFB, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office both responded to reports of 25 to 30 gunshots in the area of the B Quick store on Airline Highway shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday morning. Law enforcement officers with both agencies were struck during the gunfire.

“The scene seems to be contained right now,” said Sgt. Don Coppola, Baton Rouge Police Department. “We’re asking everyone to stay out of the area.”

Preliminary reports indicate one suspect is dead.

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