>> A country already on edge, now in mourning again. Three police officers killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday. Three more wounded, one critically. The cops ambushed near a convenience store at roughly 9 AM local time after responding to a call of a man carrying a rifle and dressed all in black.
Authorities now saying he is the lone gunman, refuting earlier reports that other suspects were still at large. Reuters Julia Edwards is covering the story.>> We know, of course, that Baton Rouge is the site of where Alton Sterling was killed on July 5th, by police outside a convenience store.
It's important to not jump to any conclusions about the motives in this situation. Obviously it's an easy leap to make to think that the shooters here were in some way retaliating for the death of Alton Sterling and trying to target police for that. But it's important to note that it doesn't always come down to the motivations we first assume, and that police are still investigating this incident.
>> The area, an active crime scene Sunday, located on Airline Highway, it's just 1 mile from Baton Rouge police headquarters. President Obama Sunday, taking to the podium once more after a deadly shooting.>> We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement.
Attacks on police are an attack on all of us.>> Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump also weighing in, in his usual way, on social media, blaming the attack on this country's, quote, lack of leadership. Sunday's fatal shooting comes just over a week after five officers were killed in Dallas by a gunman seeking revenge for recent deaths of black men by police.