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Two Police Officers Shot During Protest in Dallas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) A peaceful protest has taken a turn after shots were fired and one Dallas police officer and a DART officer were shot.

A witness told CBS11 that he heard multiple gunshots fire off and that at least two police officers were shot.

“Whoever was shooting had an assault rifle — and I know guns. The shots were in rapid succession,” said a witness.

Another recounted police officers yelling at her to get down. Clarissa Myles was eating at McDonald when the chaos began.

“Everyone was screaming, people were running. … I saw at least probably 30 shots go off,” she said. 

Myles also said she saw two men who were “super upset” with police right before shots rang out. She was shocked that the peaceful protest could take such a sinister turn so quickly.

“Are they really shooting?  This was a peaceful protest,” said Myles.

Police are searching for a suspect or suspects with rifles in a parking garage at Griffin and Lamar in downtown Dallas.

DART rail and bus service in downtown has been suspended due to the shooting.

Dallas police are telling people to get off the streets of downtown.

This is a developing story. CBS11 has crews on the scene. 

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