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BREAKING: Multiple Officers Down In Gainesville – UPDATE: Maybe Not

Multiple law enforcement officers have reportedly been shot in Gainesville.

Gainesville, GA – A manhunt is underway in Gainesville for a suspect who shot multiple police officers on Friday night.

UPDATE: The news media is widely reporting that the officers were shot during the gunfight, but this may not be the case.

The Gainesville Police Department described the suspect as a Hispanic male with longer hair, and wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans, according to WTOK.

The incident started as a 911 call about a domestic disturbance at Athens Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

When officer arrived, the suspect opened fire on them, and officers returned fire.

Multiple officers were shot, and the suspect was able to escape.

Police said that the suspect was last seen on foot in the area of Athens Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

All injured officers have been transported to local hospitals.

The number of officers who were shot and their conditions are not known, according to Patch.

“Please be vigilant and alert. We have multiple local, state and federal agencies assisting in the search,” the Gainesville Police Department said on social media.

Police urged residents to lock their doors, and report any suspicious activity.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers who were shot and all of the officers who are hunting the gunman.

UPDATE: An officer in Gainseville says that the officers weren’t shot. They may have been otherwise injured and the media may be reporting guesswork again.

UPDATE: The nature of the injuries have not been confirmed but the department said, “ They received only minor injuries. Please continue to pray for them. Many times in situations such as this the emotional pain is worse than the physical pain.”

Marcos Garcia Tovar (3/30/97) and Alondra Rodriguez (9/15/97) of Gainesville, GA are wanted for Aggravated Assault on Police Officers.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of Blue Lives Matter posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

GinnyReed - November Sat, 2017


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