Videos posted to social media capture chaos, confusion during Dallas shooting

Protestors react after shots were fired during a protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Protestors react after shots were fired during a protest on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

In a scramble to grasp what was going on during last night’s Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead and another seven injured, many turned to social media. Twitter and Facebook feeds were rife with amateur videos, many captured on cell phones, by those who were in Downtown Dallas during the incident.

The videos offer a frightening array of perspectives of the chaos and confusion surrounding the scene.

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Visit the Dallas Morning News to see more videos captured by bystanders during last night’s shooting.

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