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Baton Rouge Police block Airline Highway after police were shot in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, July 17, 2016. At least three officers are confirmed dead and at least three others wounded after the shooting, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The Latest on the fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

State police say the gunman in the Baton Rouge shooting ambushed the six law enforcement officers and “certainly was seeking out police.”

Col. Mike Edmonson made the comments Monday morning. The shooting on Sunday killed three officers and left three others wounded, one critically. Police say the gunman was a former Marine who was killed at the scene.

Edmonson says: “His movements, his direction, his attention was on police officers.”

Edmonson also says investigators have interviewed people who had contact with the gunman in Baton Rouge, but he wouldn’t say how many or give other details. He stressed that officials are still asking any others who might have had contact with shooter Gavin Long to come forward.

The shooting less than a mile from police headquarters added to the tensions across the country between the black community and police.

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