from Bill Still
lass=”” >Automatic weapons fire rang out in the streets of downtown Dallas tonight amid otherwise peaceful protests in Dallas and many other big U.S. cities after two black men were shot and killed by police today – one in Baton Rough, Lousiana, and the other near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Fox News was taking a two-shot feed watching both the huge though peaceful crowd of protesters that had crowded into Times Square in New York, shutting down several major streets in the city – and a similar, though smaller protest in Dallas.
At 20:57 local time in Dallas shots rang out and people began running for their lives on national television. A brave television crew from the Fox affiliate in Dallas, KDFW began sprinting towards the sound of the gunfire.
About 3 blocks away they were able to catch a few seconds of 2 and possibly 3 of the victims lying near their wrecked police cars in the middle of the street, obviously not moving.
Local reports are that 11 Dallas police officers were shot and 4 have died.
Eyewitnesses say at least two men dressed in full camo, flack vests and firing automatic weapons were seen near a parking garage.
One of the gunmen have been “neutralized” according to police, and there are ongoing negotiations with the other.
I’m Still reporting from Washington. Good day.