The Baton Rouge Police Department is dealing with tragedy Sunday after it confirmed that three members of law enforcement died in a shooting incident in the city.
Per the East Baton Rouge Police Department’s Facebook page, multiple officers from both the Baton Rouge Police Department and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office were involved, with several officers from each department also sustaining injuries. One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large.
This shooting follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by the Baton Rouge Police Department earlier this month.
Several players connected to the LSU athletics community took to Twitter to give their thoughts, and so did Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown, whose department also saw five of his officers shot and killed in an attack in his city on July 7.
Current Tigers RB Leonard Fournette:
Pray harder everyday…. Our kids have to grow up in this generation ?
— 7⃣ (@_fournette) July 17, 2016
Former LSU pitcher John Valek:
I'm really getting fed up with all these shootings. Its got to stop! Praying for the families of those officers in Baton Rouge. #PrayforBR
— John Valek (@johnnyvalek3) July 17, 2016
LSU starting QB Brandon Harris
Thoughts and prayers are with the #BatonRougePolicedepartment Remember, God sees no color, race, nor gender we are all the same. Wake up!!!!
— Brandon Harris (@bharrisqb1) July 17, 2016
Former LSU offensive lineman Kevin Mawae:
Got no words for disturbing news of what's happening in #BatonRouge right now: Saddened, embarrassed, ashamed, disappointed? All of above
— Kevin Mawae (@KevinMawae) July 17, 2016
Current Tigers WR Travin Dural:
— Travin Dural (@Flight83_) July 17, 2016
Former LSU WR Jarvis Landry:
God this nation needs you.. #PrayForBatonRouge
— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) July 17, 2016
Current Tigers defensive tackle Davin Godchaux:
Streets of BR??
— Godchaux (@dgodch1) July 17, 2016
LSU WR Stephen Sullivan:
#summer16 will never be forgotten. Pray for BR??
— Stephen Sullivan (@SJS_10) July 17, 2016
Dallas Police Department chief David O. Brown:
— Chief David O. Brown (@DPDChief) July 17, 2016