Police swarmed downtown Dallas Thursday after gunshots rang out following a protest and rally held over police shootings in other parts of the U.S. Two Dallas police officers were shot, according to NBC 5.
The shootings took place as a rally and march in downtown was ending. The rally was held to show solidarity with communities affected by officer-involved shootings this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Scores of police officers arrived downtown following the shooting, which took place about 9 p.m. near Main and Market streets and a block from the Old Red Courthouse building. A witness posted the following clip on Facebook.
The following statement was released from Chief Brown:
Udpate #2. The Dallas Police Department tweeted the following:
Source NBC 5 Dallas-Fort