Around 12:15 p.m. Sunday, authorities confirmed three officers are dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after several gunmen opened fire on police as the country remains on edge about police and community relations.
Early reports indicated that seven officers had been shot. At 1 p.m., that number dropped to six.
The victims are from Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, an official told CNN.
A witness told WBRZ News 2 that a man dressed in black with his face covered was shooting indiscriminantly when he walked out between a convenience store and a car wash on Airline Highway around 9 a.m.
At least one suspect is dead and two are believed at large, WAFB reported.
Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L.J. McKneely told CNN that authorities are hunting for one or several people wearing all black or army fatigues.
Several unconfirmed cell phone videos have emerged since the shooting this morning.