Three police officers have reportedly been shot, and are feared dead, in Baton Rouge, in the US state of Louisiana.
The authorities in the US state of Louisiana say three police officers have been shot in Baton Rouge, and are feared dead, local media have reported.
The circumstances of the shootings were not immediately clear.
Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said authorities were still trying to get a handle on the situation, but added, “The count is three officers dead possibly.”
The incident follows the recent killing of a black man by police in the city, which led to protests around the US.
That shooting, as well as another police shooting in Minnesota, triggered a revenge attack by a black army veteran who shot dead five officers in the city of Dallas.