HOUSTON, July 8 - Snipers shot dead five police officers and injured seven others in �ambush style� firing in the US city of Dallas during a demonstration against the fatal police shootings of Black men this week, making it one of the deadliest attack on law enforcers in the country.
The shooting began near one of the busiest parts of the city�s downtown, filled with hotels and restaurants. Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that two snipers fired �ambush style� late last night.
Police exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects for hours at a parking garage in downtown. �That suspect is dead,� a law enforcement official said. There was no clarity on how the suspect died.
The police chief said that the suspects have threatened to have placed a bomb in the downtown area and that his department was coordinating with federal agencies. � PTI