A Dallas paramedic is in critical, but stable condition in the hospital after being shot responding to a call. Officials say the medic, who has been identified by multiple sources as William An, was treating another gunshot victim yesterday when someone opened fire in a residential area.
According to reports, a Dallas police ended literally pulled An into his cruiser and got him to the hospital where he underwent surgery. As for the original shooting victim, is also believed to be in critical condition at a local hospital.
The scene was locked down for hours before police were able to track the suspect, identified as Derick Lamont Brown, to a nearby home where he was later found dead. Officials say Brown killed another unidentified person before turning the gun on himself.
- Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering prayers and resources following the shooting this incident as well as a stabbing at U-T Austin. “Our prayers go out to all those affected by today’s tragic events,” he said in a statement. “I have been briefed by the Department of Public Safety on both incidents, and have also talked to the University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves. As the investigations into these heinous crimes continue, I have offered all available state resources to both Dallas and the University of Texas to assist in any effort.”