BREAKING: Several Baton Rouge, La. officers shot, killed

Posted at 8:52 AM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 12:30:50-04

Officials said three officers are dead and three are injured in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Officials said the shooting happened around 8:45 a.m. 

In a phone interview with ABC News, the city's mayor, Kip Holden, said officers reportedly responded to a shots fired call when someone opened fire on the officers. 

Officials said the situation is ongoing, but the scene is "contained."

A local hospital confirmed to ABC News that they are dealing with a multiple casualty event.

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