5 Police Officers Shot and Killed from Long-Range at Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

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What began as a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas, over police use of force ended in a hail of gunfire tonight. Police believe two assailants fired from elevated positions on police officers stationed below as the protest began to wind down. Reports so far indicate 11 officers were shot and five are dead, and the suspects are not yet in custody.

Because of the nature of the event, many news outlets and attendees were filming when the danger began. The footage is harrowing, and shows an American city reduced to something approaching a war zone as shots ring out again and again.

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