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Businesses up and running around shooting scene

7 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, July 18 2016 Jul 18, 2016 July 18, 2016 7:27 AM July 18, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News Now

BATON ROUGE - Businesses around a shooting that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are reopening as police continue investigating the scene.
Customers were buying coffee and breakfast sandwiches Monday at a B-Quik convenience store near where officers first engaged the gunman less than 24 hours earlier. Next door, workers prepared for the day at a car wash where the gunman was cornered.
Businesses on two sides of the scene of a gunbattle were riddled with at least eight apparent gunshots. Investigators examined a hole in a window at a fitness supply business as news crews worked nearby, and wood covered another window that was shot out.
Authorities say two city police officers and a sheriff's deputy died in the shooting Sunday morning, and the gunman was killed by law enforcement. Three other officers were wounded. The identities of the slain officers and two of those wounded are known. But the name of the third wounded officer hasn't been released. Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Coppola said in a text message Monday that officials plan to release that name, "just not sure exactly when."

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