Dallas police officers responded to calls of an active shooter on Monday morning. While information is still being released, the scene happened at 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue.
There is another active shooter in Dallas. This time a fireman has been shot, and officers are pinned down by gunfire. Please pray!
— Dallas Police Assoc (@DPA_PoliceAssoc) May 1, 2017
Police told NBC 5 DFR was called to a home when someone came out of a home and opened fire. DFR said an EMT Unit’s vehicle was hit and a paramedic was injured
A neighbor who was outside the home at the time of the shooting was also shot. That person is in stable condition, according to Dallas police.
Officials have not been able to confirm whether the call for help was legitimate or designed to lure first responders to the area.
The condition of the paramedic is not known, though Dallas Fire-Rescue confirms the injured firefighter was taken to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas and is undergoing surgery. NBC 5’s Ken Kalthoff noted a large DFR presence at the hospital.
The suspect is still at large. He is a black male, bald, and wearing a dark green shirt. People are urged to stay away as it is thought the suspect also has a rifle.
We have PIO headed to the scene, we can confirm one member of Dallas Fire Rescue has been shot and transported to a local hospital.
— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) May 1, 2017
— Ken Kalthoff (@KenKalthoffNBC5) May 1, 2017
Perhaps this will aid in the push for firefighters and first responders to be granted the right to carry while on duty. If the firefighter who was shot had been carrying, then there could have possibly been a different outcome in this situation.