Two officers with the Dallas Police Department and a civilian were shot Tuesday, police said, and a search for at least one suspect is reportedly underway.
The incident took place around 4 p.m. near a Home Depot in Dallas off Forest Lane and Central Expressway, Fox 4 reported.
The police department said on Twitter that two officers were “critically wounded” in the incident, however the status of the civilian was “unknown.” The civilian was reportedly a loss prevention officer from the store, sources told Fox 4.
The suspect was identified as Armando Juarez, 29, sources told the outlet. Authorities are on the lookout for Juarez and were searching in a wooded area behind the store, Fox 4 reported.
Dallas police told the outlet that it was a “very active scene.”
The police department said on Twitter that they would provide updates when they could and asked the public to pray for the injured officers and their families.
Witness Mercedes Goledo described to Fox 4 how the incident unfolded.
“We were just checking out people until we started hearing people like ‘There’s a shooting. They’re shooting,'” Goledo said. “From there, they were just telling us to get out of the building. Get out the building. But then they found out that he had went outside.”
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SOURCE: Fox News – Elizabeth Zwirz