Multiple Officers Dead After Shots Fired at Dallas Protest: Musicians and Celebs React

 Dallas police in 2016
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Dallas police stand watch near the scene where five Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016 in Dallas. 

On Thursday night, media outlets reported several shots fired at a protest in Dallas over the week's fatal police shootings of black men.

During the protest, local news outlets showed video of protesters scattering after gunfire broke out. There was no word on how many injuries there were initially, while police and security officers already on the scene began a search for the shooter. 

Fox News reported that two police officers were shot, but their condition was unknown as of late Thursday evening and police were negotiating with a suspect in the shooting. Later that night, Fox News was told that the officers who were shot were with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), and one of the officers had died while three were injured. The DART Twitter account confirmed the news. 

Dallas police chief David Brown later updated that information to say that two snipers had shot a total of 10 police officers, killing four. 

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Earlier, CNN reported that there may have been more than two shots fired, with sources saying that they heard as many as 20 gunshots during the protest.

The Dallas protest came together after the fatal shooting Wednesday of Philando Castile, who was shot after being pulled over while in a car with girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter. Reynolds then uploaded video of the shooting's aftermath to Facebook Live. 

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Just one day earlier, a phone captured video of Alton Sterling being shot in Louisiana by two police officers. Thursday saw nationwide protests in response to the shootings. 

The latest shooting immediately began trending on Twitter as musicians, celebs and many others weighed in.

"The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities. We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn't ever go unpunished." -- Kim Kardashian