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A Man Live-Streamed The Dallas Shootings On Facebook Last Night

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Credit: Facebook/michaelbautista86

A man live-streamed the shooting of 11 police officers during the protest rallies in Dallas last night.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that two snipers had shot 11 officers from elevated positions. Five officers died and six others were injured in the attacks, which appear to be coordinated.

The protest rallies in Dallas last night were in response to the killing of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, by police officers this week.

Michael Kevin Bautista managed to live-stream the horrific event on Facebook Live, while hiding behind a tree.

Credit: Facebook/michaelbautista86

He can be heard in footage saying: "They're shooting right now and there's an officer down. It's coming from right over there. They're moving in on somebody. I think they might have caught somebody."

Credit: Facebook/michaelbautista86

One suspect got caught in a shootout with officers, but was eventually arrested. In total three people have been arrested.

Another suspect is thought to have killed himself after a standoff with police.

Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Texas City said in a press conference: "It is a heartbreaking morning to lose these four officers who served our citizen." the Metro reported. Since then, another officer has passed away.

Facebook has also activated it's safety check feature to help people living in the area.

Three people have been taken into custody following the shootings.

Words Claire Reid

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