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(BATON ROUGE, La.) —  At least three police officers are dead and and three others are injured after a shooting in the Old Hammond area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, officials said.

One suspect is also dead, but police believe two others may be at large, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office.

Louisiana Gov. Jon Bel Edwards implied that multiple shooters were involved in the attack, in a statement released via social media.

“This is an unspeakable and unjustified attack on all of us at a time when we need unity and healing,” the governor said. “Rest assured, every resource available to the state of Louisiana will be used to ensure the perpetrators are brought swiftly to justice.”

 The shooting began at 8:45 a.m. local time, and the conditions on the ground are unclear at this time, according to police.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden told ABC News that police were responding to reports of shots fired when someone opened fire on them.

 The situation is ongoing, and one suspect is “down,” police said, and Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola told the Associated Press that authorities believe the “scene is contained.”

A local hospital confirmed to ABC News that they are dealing with a multiple casualty event.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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