“At least one officer is down in downtown Dallas after shots were fired at a protest in downtown Dallas of officer-involved shootings across the country,” wfaa.com reports. (Streaming live now.) “It remains an active-shooter situation. The shots were fired as the march was moving down Lamar Street near Griffin. An officer at the scene told News 8’s Marie Saavedra the shooter has a rifle. She described several volleys of quick bursts of gunfire. A bystander who was at the scene told News 8 the shooter stood by as the rally passed him, then opened fire on officers.” [h/t DrVino]
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11:55pm CMT: Dallas police confirm that both shooters are now in custody. No further information regarding the suspicious package.
11:33pm CMT: One suspect was involved in a shootout with Dallas SWAT and has since been captured. After sketchy reports of a bomb, a “suspicious package” has been located. DPD Chief Brown says he believe the suspects called in a bomb threat. A second person of interest is reportedly being interviewed.
11:16pm CMT: Lots of confusion about the number of shooters with speculation that there may have been more than two. Local TV station KDFW reports that DPD Chief David Brown says no suspects in custody yet.
11:09pm CMT: Shots fired in El Centro parking garage where one suspect’s holed up.
11:02pm CMT: DPD Chief releases pic of open carrier who is suspect in shooting. Says a bomb may be planted downtown.
10:57pm CMT: DPD Chief confirms that one sniper has been cornered. Negotiations are underway.
10:54pm CMT: WFAA report that eleven officers were shot, one civilian.
10:51pm CMT: Fox news reports that the death toll has risen to four officers murdered: One DART cops and three Dallas Police Department officers. Not confirmed.
10:41pm CMT: Witness Carlos Harris told the Dallas Morning News the gunfire was “strategic. It was tap-tap-pause. Tap-tap-pause.”
10:40pm CMT: Fox News affiliate KDFW-Fox4 reports that SWAT officers are negotiating with at least one of two suspects in the shooting, a man reportedly wearing what appeared to be a bullet-proof and tactical gear.
10:30pm CMT: Dallas Police Chief says ten officers shot, three dead, three in critical condition. There were two snipers on rooftop(s).
10:19pm CMT: Reporter says one of the officers shot “is not doing well.” Dallas officers were expecting trouble, feel “they are a target.”
10:14pm CMT: Photo journalist Josh Stephen says the gunman was carrying an AK-47 or AR-style rifle.
9:50pm CMT: Reporter says cops told him that the shooter has “survival gear.”
9:45pm CMT: Shots fired. Reports say the cops have the perp cornered in an alley and he has a rifle.