During the Dallas shooting this week, five police officers were killed, and seven others were wounded. This picture was taken by photographer Ting Shen from the Dallas Morning News. “I happened upon the photo and I’m glad I was able to capture the horrifying situation we have here,” Shen said. “It’s just too much sadness in one week.”
This officer had just finished transporting his wounded comrades to the hospital. And his reaction proves how much compassion and sympathy he has for the victims and their families. Photographer Ting Shen captured the terrible moment.
The photo was republished by newspapers across the country, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. It was also widely shared on social media.
Many people have praised Shen’s camerawork, but he said he takes little joy from the attention: “I would trade everything for this not to have happened.”
Also, two civilians were wounded at the shooting. One of them, Shetamia Taylor, 37, was attending the peaceful protest rally in downtown Dallas with her four sons on Thursday night when the event was overtaken by chaos and carnage. Three of her sons scattered in different directions, so she covered the one that was still with her, with her body. She never realized she had been shot at the leg. Fortunately, she is recovering from her wound.