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  • 3 Officers Dead in Baton Rouge Shooting

  • The shootings come amid spiraling tensions across the city

, photo: AP/ Max Becherer

17 of July 2016 11:06:47

 BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that the public should call 911 immediately if they see anything suspicious. The shooting — which happened just before 9 a.m., less than 1 mile from police headquarters — comes amid spiraling tensions across the city — and the country — between the black community and police.

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