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Top Stories: The Shootings, The Suspect And 24 Hours In Dallas

Seema Yasmin

The top stories this afternoon from KERA news: Dallas is just beginning to process the terror that shot through downtown Thursday night when a gunman opened fire at the end of a peaceful protest. Five police officers were killed; at least seven others were hurt, along with two civilians.

At midday today, Mayor Mike Rawlings headlined a citywide prayer service at ThanksGiving Square, just a few blocks from the site where suspect Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire. Rawlings and investigators suspect Johnson was working alone, and law enforcement found documents detailing his motives at his home in Mesquite.

Here's the latest on the victims and the suspect, and the sounds of a city struggling to deal with its grief.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.