DALLAS, TX — Two Dallas Police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday afternoon near a Home Depot store in Northeast Dallas, the department confirmed on Twitter.
A civilian was also shot, police said. That person’s condition is unknown.
A large police presence was seen gathered around the store after 4:00 p.m. Police said in an email the area remains a “very active scene.”
Live video taken from a KDFW helicopter shows severalthe loading dock of a Home Depot store located near the intersection of I-75 and Forest Lane.
Footage taken from various media outlets showed armed officers searching the Cottonwood Creek trail and creek bed behind the store.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Tweeted it is responding to the scene.
A call placed to the store was answered by an employee who told Patch the store was on lockdown.
“Please pray for our officers and their families,” Dallas police wrote on Twitter.
Residents are encouraged to avoid this area until the situation is resolved. In addition, DART announced on Twitter it will not service Forest Lane stops during the ongoing search for a shooter.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Police Incident (Dallas) Multiple Dallas PD units are working a situation in the 11600 block of Forest Central Drive. Suspect on foot last seen wearing white shirt and dark pants armed with a gun. Air-1 and K9 requested. AVOID THIS AREA.
— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) April 24, 2018
Officer involved shooting in Northeast Dallas at a Home Depot.
— Rebecca Lopez (@rlopezwfaa) April 24, 2018