Last night (July 7), law enforcement officials were targeted in a gun attack in Dallas, Texas. As of press time, 5 cops have been killed and another 6 wounded.
One suspect involved in a standoff with police has reportedly taken his or her own life. Three other people are said to be in custody. None of the suspects have been identified yet.
The shooting took place during a protest against police violence. However, no motive for the onslaught has been reported.
Several figures connected to the Hip Hop community have reacted to the Dallas shooting.
While many celebrities addressed the growing tension in America, some of the social media messages were a response to former Republican House representative Joe Walsh’s tweet that appeared to be a threat against Black Lives Matter protesters and President Barack Obama.
Check out the social media posts below.
My father taught me what they mean by #RealAmerica …. pic.twitter.com/EXM0I7yWkZ
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) July 8, 2016
FOH gone tell me police was protecting black lives matters protesters when y’all just blamed them for the shooting
— DADITO CALDERONE (@TAXSTONE) July 8, 2016
Prayers and thoughts are with the families . https://t.co/zmsDNLLPQ6
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) July 8, 2016
Whatever sympathy America had for victims of police killings they now have for the police who where killed in Dallas.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) July 8, 2016
Sad thing Joe Walsh anything ass , jus saying what so many ppl like him sayin in private .
— Wale (@Wale) July 8, 2016
So if Trump were in office right now…
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) July 8, 2016
May the spirit of Malcolm X be reborn… for such a time as this.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) July 8, 2016
Shooter shoots himself.
Wonder who he will be.
Does he look like you?
Does he look like me?
— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) July 8, 2016
Racial tension is at a all time high in America…. #StayWoke #TheresIsLargerAgenda ✊?❤️??
— THE LOVE KING (@Raheem_DeVaughn) July 8, 2016
Don’t let them cook up a race war! Do NOT feed into the madness .
— SZA (@sza) July 8, 2016
Wait…forgive my “going through timeline backwards” in real time reactions (was on a plane some 8 hours barely had signal)—I’m just….
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11 Officers shot, 4 killed WE HAVE TO BE BETTER! PRAY FOR PEACE!
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