Dallas paramedic shot, authorities say; scene remains ‘active’

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.

Police believe the suspect remains in the vicinity, and the Dallas Police Department’s SWAT team is searching for him.

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

Police were closing roads near the intersection of Dolphin Street and Interstate 30, calling the area an “active scene” as of about 12:45 p.m. local time (1:45 p.m. ET).

“Confirming 1 paramedic shot while responding to a call. No detail at this time. Thoughts and prayers are with all impacted,” read a tweet from Dallas Fire-Rescue.

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.

According to CNN affiliate KTBT, police and SWAT teams are seeking a bald man who may have a limp. He’s believed to be wearing jeans and a dark green shirt, and he may have a rifle.

The injured paramedic was transported to a hospital, Dallas police told KTVT.