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Dallas paramedic shot, taken to hospital for surgery

Dallas paramedic shot, taken to hospital for surgery

The Dallas Police Association asked for the public's prayers after the shooting and warned that officers were "pinned down by gunfire". The gunshots prompted a neighbor to go outside, where Brown shot him.

A woman who lives on the street where the gunman's body was found said she started getting calls around noon from her neighbors who said there had been a shooting.

One officer sustained an injury to his calf, possibly from gunfire, Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker said.

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

Late-morning, after hearing the sound of guns, a police officer directly headed to the crime scene but ended up injured and treated.

"All of these officers' actions are more than commendable and should be considered heroic", Blankenbaker said. Then, they saw the neighbor on the ground, Blankenbaker said.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the nails were about 3 inches long and the man wasn't bleeding when officers found him.

However, Dallas police officers arrived at the gunman's home in the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue just six minutes after being dispatched.

Police say the originally 911 call came in as a possible suicide.

Dallas police provided new details Tuesday afternoon about Derick Brown's Monday shooting rampage in Old East Dallas that injured a Dallas paramedic, Brown's neighbor and left the gunman and another man dead.

The city said the paramedic, whose name has not been released, underwent surgery and is in "critical, but stable condition".

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Authorities say the shooting occurred near the Dolphin Road Fire Training Academy in Dallas. He remains in critical condition at this time.

The identities of the people inside the home have not been confirmed or released by police. Police said Brown was well-known by law enforcement because of his "excessive arrest history".

The paramedic - identified as William An, a 10-year veteran of the department stationed in east-central Dallas - remained in intensive care Tuesday.

The FBI said that there had already been an active investigation into Brown before the outburst of violence, but did not elaborate on why.

FBI agents and officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also were in unmarked vehicles waiting at intersections in the neighbourhood.

Brenda Salazar says she called her mother and headed to the area after hearing about the shooting on the radio.

Salazar said her mother was OK and was watching the news, "but this stuff happens here all the time".

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement after the shooting in Dallas and a stabbing on the University of Texas campus in Austin that left one dead and several others injured. The mayor says the threat is over in the neighborhood.

The incident began when Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics arrived to treat a civilian who had been shot.

A suburban Dallas police chief said Monday that his department wrongly described why an officer fired into a moving vehicle and killed a black 15-year-old, after an attorney for the boy's family said officers were trying to "justify the unjustifiable.".


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