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Suspect in paramedic’s wounding found dead, Dallas mayor says

Posted at 1:48 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 21:56:09-04

DALLAS — A gunman opened fire on a Dallas paramedic Monday afternoon while the paramedic was treating a civilian, police said.

The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. local time in the 3200 block of Reynolds Street, near the Dolphin Road Fire Training Academy, the city said. Dozens of police vehicles swarmed the residential neighborhood near Interstate 30.

It began when Dallas Fire Rescue had arrived at the scene of a civilian shot, the city said. While first responders were treating the victim, the suspected shooter returned and opened fire, striking an EMT.

Officials say the incident reportedly began as a “simple dispute between two neighbors that escalated into a shooting.”

The suspect was later found dead from a “self-inflicted wound” in a nearby home that was being searched by a police robot, said Mayor Mike Rawlings.

A second deceased person was found in the same home. Police have not released the identities of the dead.

The Dallas Police Department tweeted that a member of Dallas Fire Rescue had been shot.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawwlings says the injured paramedic and the wounded citizen were in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.

A member of the Dallas Police Department was treated at the scene for an unspecified injury.

Police have not released the identities of the victims.

CNN contributed to this report.