Baton Rouge, La., Jul 18, 2016 / 13:52 pm
Jesus Christ's triumph over death, despair and hate should move us forward after a deadly attack on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, the city's bishop said Sunday.
"Words cannot express the emotions we feel for those who have lost loved ones in the tragic events of this day. Their entire lives have been unexpectedly and terribly turned upside down," Bishop Robert Muench of Baton Rouge said.
On July 17, a gunman identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo. ambushed and killed two police officers and a deputy, while wounding three more, CNN reports. The officers were responded to reports of shots fired. Long, a former Marine sergeant, was killed in a gun battle with police.
The FBI is investigating Long's possible links to an anti-government group. The gunman claimed to be a member of the Nation of Islam, though an official told CNN that there is no indication he was directed by the group.