According to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, three police officers were killed, while eight others were wounded in the said shooting incident.
Brown said two snipers positioned in an elevated part of the protest area and shot in an “ambush style” the 10 officers who are just taking control of the crowd in the said protest.
Meanwhile, two officers are currently undergo a surgery and another three were in critical conditions.
At the press time, no suspects were in the custody of the Dallas authority.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said in a statement, that there three officers were also shot on the protest, but their injures are not considered as life- threatening.
“This is a very emotional time for our department and the law enforcement community across the country,” Brown told reporters.
The official also asked the public to help in identifying the suspects of the recent shooting.
Dallas police department tweeted an image of an African-American man wearing a camouflage T-shirt and carrying a rifle, the agency identified the man as one of the suspects and they also asked the community to help finding him.
Texas is known as an open carry state, which means it is legal for those with permit to openly carry weapons.