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Baton Rouge community leader: 'Nobody wants to see death'




BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 17: An East Baton Rouge Police officer patrols Airline Hwy after 3 police officers were killed early this morning on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to reports, one suspect has been killed while others are still being sought by police.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 17: An East Baton Rouge Police officer patrols Airline Hwy after 3 police officers were killed early this morning on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to reports, one suspect has been killed while others are still being sought by police. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Three law enforcement officers were killed and three other officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday morning.

This comes nearly two weeks after Baton Rouge witnessed the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling at the hands of police. How has Baton Rouge dealing with yet another tragedy? Eugene Collins is a community organizer in the Baton Rouge. He joined host Alex Cohen to provide some insight.

"I woke up to start getting myself prepared for church, and at that point I saw that I had 100 text messages," Collins said. "For the most part, you just felt the sadness in the text messages. You felt the pain that we're here again, because nobody wants to see death."

Collins added that racial tensions in Baton Rouge are at an "all-time high." While the shootings are difficult to handle, the community shouldn't lose sight of the ultimate goal. 

"You see that there are some good folks on both sides that are trying, it's just such rough situation, such a tiring situation for all parties involved," Collins said. "We gotta keep the focus on justice... Violence will not bring about those answers."

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