Louisiana state police said a police officer and two other people have been shot in south-western Louisiana.
State police superintendent Mike Edmonson said troopers were on the way to the scene in Sunset, about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, after getting a call around 4.45pm on Wednesday.
A local ambulance company said it had eight ambulances and three helicopters responding to the scene.
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Edmonson said the shooting reportedly took place near a convenience store. He said the officer was “responsive” but he had no details on the extent of the officer’s injuries – or those of the other two people who were shot.
Tonette Thibodeaux of the Sunset police department confirmed that an officer was shot but said she did not have any details.