Police officers block a road after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 17, 2016. Photograph: (Reuters)
Multiple shots were heard as civilian cars backed away. Officers responding to the situation were ambushed by at least one gunman: US media
Three police officers were shot to death and three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, in what authorities said was an ambush less than two weeks after an African-American was killed by police, sparking nationwide protests. The situation is still unfolding as the authorities look to secure the area and bring it under control.
One suspect is dead and police are checking for explosives, Baton Rouge Police spokesman L'Jean Mckneely said.
The officers in Baton Rouge were responding to a call of shots fired when they were ambushed by at least one gunman, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said.
Mayor's office confirms 2 police officers have been killed in Baton Rouge shooting. They say stay home. Stay off the streets.— Rebekah Allen (@rebekahallen) 17 July 2016