Fear, concern and uncertainty is being felt throughout the city of Baton Rouge, LA, where three officers were shot and killed, and three more were injured on Sunday morning.
This ambush attack on police officers comes less than two weeks after a similar ambush in Dallas, which killed five officers.
On Sunday, Eyewitness News spoke with Ani Viator, who is a nurse in Baton Rouge.
She was born and raised in Louisiana, and said she and others were just getting back a small sense of comfort and normalcy, before waking up to the violence on Sunday morning.
“It makes me very angry and sad. You know, first responders are very close to my heart. We work with them every day. They put their lives on the line and to see them hurt is very upsetting,” Viator said.
As the investigation continues, it leaves Ani and others in the area uneasy, searching too for answers to questions they never thought they would have to ask.
“You start going through your head, trying to reach family members and co-workers to make sure everyone is okay,” Viator said.
She said she is hoping for an immediate end to the violence, although she believes the recent attacks might be an indication that’s not going to be true.
“That is something we are fearing right now. All I can do is hope that people understand that this is not the answer and that love and compassion and understanding are the answers,” Viator said.
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