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Dallas paramedic shot while helping a gunshot victim, suspect found dead

DALLAS, Texas -A gunman opened fire on a paramedic while the paramedic was treating a civilian with a gunshot wound Monday morning, Dallas police said in a statement.

According to KXAS, a Dallas firefighter has been shot and police officers were pinned down by gunfire from the shooter at one point.

The suspected gunman has been found dead inside a house. There was also a second body discovered in that home but no other details were immediately released according to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

The paramedic is in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, police said.

 

Nearby residents were told to stay their homes and roads were blocked off in the area.

The shooting happened near the Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Dodd J. Miller Training Center, local affiliates reported. The center is located about a quarter-mile south of Interstate 30.