Dallas police: Paramedic shot, undergoing surgery

FILE PHOTO - In this July 11, 2016 file photo, the badge of Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer Evan Moses is shown with a black band over it, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

UPDATE: 05/01/2017 1:24pm – DALLAS (AP) – Authorities say a Dallas paramedic has been shot while responding to a shooting and that the scene remains active and dangerous.

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

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 neighborhood.

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.

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

Original Story:

DALLAS (AP) – Dallas police say a paramedic has been shot while responding to a shooting call.

The Dallas Police Department released a statement Monday saying officers were responding to a shooting around 11:30 a.m. when a Dallas Fire-Rescue EMT Unit was stuck. Police say a paramedic was hit.

Police say the paramedic was taken to Baylor Hospital and is undergoing surgery.

Police say the shooting occurred near the Dolphin Road Fire Training Academy in Dallas. Dozens of police vehicles are swarming a residential neighborhood near Interstate 30.

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

 

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