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Baton Rouge Riot #460328

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 1972
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(Studio) Investigation of gun battle in Baton Rouge underway.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baton Rouge, La.) 2 deputies Ralph Hancock and Dwayne Wilder killed in violence buried today. Confusion about who fired first shot persists. [Witness West Reed CANADA - says 1st shot came from crowd.] [Police Captain J. Bryan CLEMMONS, JR. thinks he may have fired first with tear gas; says he saw a Negro with a gun.] [Dep., Major William GUMBY, injured, says he didn't see who shot him.] Curfew still enforced by National Guard.

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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