(AllHipHop News) Three police officers in Baton Rouge were shot and killed in a brazen attack Sunday morning (July 17).
According to reports, a man dressed in black with his face covered began shooting after he came out a convenient store near the Baton Rouge Police headquarters.
So far, three police officers were killed and seven others have been wounded in the shooting spree, which took place around 9:30am this morning.
Police have not found a suspect, and believe there is an active shooter
somewhere in the area.
The shooting comes on the heels of a funeral and protest for Alton Sterling, who was murdered in Baton Rouge on June 5 after he was shot in the back and chest by police at a store, where he regularly sold CDs.
“The rhetoric that's been spewed from some of the people who spoken during the course of the funeral and during the course of the whole week people who want to light a fire under people, and throw gasoline on it, I have to believe some of that is related to that,” Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden told MSNBC during a live interview.
Just over a week ago, five police officers were shot and killed and seven
more were wounded in Dallas, Texas.
In that attack, a sniper named Micah Johnson targeted cops to kill during a
Black Lives Matter protesting the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by police in Minnesota.