Two police officers were shot and killed in ambush-style attacks in Des Moines, Iowa, in the wee hours of Wednesday, according to the Des Moines Police Department.
The officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 am. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot.
The Des Moines officers responded to assist. However, around 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot.
The Des Moines Police Department said information about the suspects is being collected. The agency didn't immediately release any other information but a news conference was held shortly afterwards.
Authorities said the two killings occurred about 3 km apart.
The police added that the two officers who were killed were sitting in their patrol cars when they were shot.
During the press conference, the police said that they would continue to investigate the issue and hold briefings about the same.