3 officers dead after shooting near BRPD HQ

BATON ROUGE - Police have closed streets between Baton Rouge Police Headquarters and I-12 where law enforcement officers have been shot.

Sources say two Baton Rouge Police officers and one East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy are dead following the shooting. Another officer was critically injured. Another three officers were wounded. There is no word yet on the extent of those injuries.

Authorities have confirmed that one suspect is dead while two others remain at large. Law enforcement encouraged any citizens who see anything suspicious to contact police as soon as possible.

Gov. Johyn Bel Edwards has called a 3 p.m. news conference to discuss security. Check back with this story for livestream details as the event approaches.

A witness told WBRZ News 2, a man was dressed in black with his face covered shooting indiscriminately when he walked out between a convenience store and car wash across from Hammond Air Plaza. Shots were fired around 9 a.m. Sunday. The exact location of the business where the shooting took place has yet to be released.

State Police command unit now at my location at Drusilla and Old Hammond @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/CCJUE9cqBi

— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) July 17, 2016

Both lanes of Airline Highway were shut down from Goodwood to Old Hammond and from Old Hammond to Drusilla Drive. LA DOTD confirmed the closures were related to police presence in the area. Authorities were checking the area for explosives.

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