Dallas police shooting: The latest

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At least one gunman shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others in Dallas Thursday night during what had been, up until that point, a peaceful protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states.

The suspect was killed by police using explosives in a parking garage where the man had exchanged gunfire with officers. Before he died, the suspect reportedly told police he wanted to kill white people, particularly white officers.

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer receives comfort at the Baylor University Hospital emergency room entrance Thursday, July 7, 2016. Three officers were killed and seven injured when gunfire erupted during a protest in downtown Dallas over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

The shootings occurred days after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by cops during traffic stops in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively, reigniting the national debate over how law enforcement treats people of color.

Here are the latest updates from the situation in Dallas and officer-involved shootings around the country. We will keep adding to the stories as more information becomes available: