Dallas paramedic shot, taken to hospital for surgery

DALLAS — Authorities say a Dallas paramedic has been shot while responding to a shooting and that the scene remains active and dangerous.

 

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The Dallas Police Association tweeted earlier Monday that officers responding to an active shooter were “pinned down” by gunfire.

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Dallas police are reporting a firefighter was shot and has been transported to hospital. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP/Files)

The city released a statement Monday saying officers were responding to a shooting around 11:30 a.m. The city says a paramedic was hit, transported to Baylor Hospital and is undergoing surgery. when a Dallas Fire-Rescue EMT Unit was struck.

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pic.twitter.com/L0gsxCgsUU Please avoid the area as this remains an active scene. There are several streets closed in the area of Dolphin and I-30.

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— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) May 1, 2017

Police spokesman Warren Mitchell released a statement saying “the entire area is still active and very dangerous.” No details have been released about the shooter or what may have sparked the shooting.

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Authorities say the shooting occurred near the Dolphin Road Fire Training Academy just east of downtown. Dozens of police vehicles could be seen swarming the mostly residential neighbourhood.