Eleven Dallas law enforcement officers were shot, five fatally, by what is believed to be two snipers who opened fire during a demonstration downtown over recent police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana, the Dallas police chief said.
The snipers are believed to have fired from elevated positions on police officers minutes before 9 p.m., Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters.
“We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area, and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,” he said. Some were shot in the back. Follow the story @ 11 Dallas Officers Shot, 5 Dead in Shooting as Protest Ended – NBC News