Chaotic scene on Dallas streets during sniping of police officers

Posted November 21st, 2018 by admin and filed in 长沙夜网
Comments Off on Chaotic scene on Dallas streets during sniping of police officers

Two snipers shooting 11 police officers and killing at least four during a rally in Dallas, Texas created a terrifying situation for hundreds of peaceful marchers, who quickly fled from the scene as the sound of bullets reigned overhead.

Video footage from many people has surfaced on social media, showing that protesters were marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

ChangSha Night Net

READ MORE: Snipers kill officers, wound multiple others at Dallas protest; suspects still at large

“Go! Go! Go!” says one woman, who posted video on 长沙桑拿会所 the moment marchers heard shooting and quickly began running in the opposite direction.

“Somebody got shot!”

One of the most shared videos, by Michael Kevin Bautista, shows a number of officers seeking cover behind police cars in front of a tower.

“They’re shooting right now, and there’s an officer down right now,” he says.

“Oh my god, there’s people laying on the ground,” said @allisongriz, as she recorded video where multiple gunshots could be heard.

So far, there are no reports of any of the marchers being hit by the snipers, who are still at large.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was purportedly livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

Brittany Peete, a demonstrator, said she didn’t hear the gunshots, but she “saw people rushing back toward me saying there was an active shooter.”

Peete said she saw a woman trip and nearly get trampled as people ran to get to safety.

“Everyone just started running,” Devante Odom, 21, told The Dallas Morning News. “We lost touch with two of our friends just trying to get out of there.”

Carlos Harris, who lives downtown told the newspaper that the shooters “were strategic. It was tap tap pause. Tap tap pause.”

Comments are closed.