Seven police officers have been shot in Baton Rouge and three have died, according to CNN.
The shooting reportedly took place near the Airline Highway in south east Baton Rouge.
"Seven officers were shot and at least three officers are dead," a police source told CNN.
Parish Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge told CNN that he believed three officers may have been killed in the attack.
"There is still an active scene. They are investigating. Right now we are trying to get our arms around everything. It's just been one thing after another," Mr Holden said.