Shootouts Kill One Officer, Injure Five Others in US

Shootouts Kill One Officer, Injure Five Others in US
Sat Feb 20, 2016 19:37:32

In shootings across the United States, at least one police officer killed and five others injured, according to Law enforcement authorities.

Law enforcement authorities say one officer is dead and three are hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a standoff in northeastern Mississippi.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says the standoff ended in gunfire early Saturday at a home near the town of Iuka, Mississippi.

Strain says the man who shot at officers is also dead. The wounds of two of the officers are not life-threatening.

The official declined to identify the officers and the suspect.

In a separate shooting, two New York City police officers and a suspect were shot in Brooklyn early on Saturday, the police department said.

One officer was shot in the torso and the other shot in the back. Both were taken to hospital and are expected to survive, a police spokesman said.

A male suspect was shot multiple times and was also taken to hospital. His condition is unknown, police said.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear, according to police.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), firearms are the cause of death for more than 33,000 people in the United States every year, a number that includes accidental discharge, murder and suicides, Press TV reported.


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