BREAKING: At Least 3 Police Officers Shot and Killed in Baton Rouge, USA

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Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Several police officers in Baton Rouge, La. were shot on Sunday and authorities said at least two have died.

William Daniel, the city-parish’s chief administrative officer, said three Baton Rouge police officers were shot dead in an incident that is being investigated.

Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, told KSLA News 12 that authorities were working to figure out details of the shooting which left a “number” of officers injured. “The situation is still very, very fluid,” Holden said.

Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Don Coppola told KSLA News 12 that he believed the officers were on duty at the time of the incident, which he said has been “contained.” The conditions of those injured were unclear.

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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies may have also been among those shot, Coppola said.

 

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