Three Cops Killed, Four Wouded In Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. – At least three police officers were killed and several officers wounded in a shootout in Baton Rouge, reports CBS affiliate WAFB.

Police responded to a report of officers shot at a location on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway around 9 a.m., WAFB reports.

Baton Rouge police are still processing the situation, which has apparently ended. Few details have been released.

Earlier Sunday, Sgt. Don Coppola with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed to WAFB that “multiple officers (were) struck by gunfire.”

The shooting happened near the B Quick store on Airline Highway. Coppola said that authorities believe the “scene is contained,” meaning that a shooter was unlikely on the loose.

“I do not have the extent of the injuries,” Sgt. Coppola told WAFB. “We’re hearing that it may also include some deputies [with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office], but that’s preliminary information and I’m waiting on confirmation.” More info to follow.

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