Three US police officers have been shot and killed, and three injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
It was just 12 days ago when Alton Sterling was shot dead by white police in the same city.
The gunman was shot dead at the scene, and according to CNN, he has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Long from Kansas City, Missouri.
The shooting occurred on Airline Highway at 8.45am Sunday (11.45pm Sunday AEST) when police responded to a call about a “suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle.”
According to reports, he started shooting when police arrived.
The three officers who died include 32-year-old Montrell Jackson, 41-year-old Matthew Gerald, and a 45-year-old who is currently unnamed.
One officer is in a critical condition, while two others are in a stable condition.
CBS News reports that two men have been detained and are being questioned as ‘people of interest’.
The gunman was allegedly a former marine and was honourably discharged six years ago.
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