Dallas is once again the scene of a horrific shooting that has rocked the world of emergency personnel as a gunman began targeting firefighters who were responding to a call at a residence.
Last year, a radicalized member of the Black Lives Matter organization shot and killed 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas, as the officers were working to protect a group of protesters. Since that heinous incident, a number of copycat assailants emerged, each targeting police, firefighters, ambulance workers, and other first responders. This latest, ongoing situation in Dallas today seems to indicate that these incidents are far from over.
Here’s the latest from Breitbart.com:
“UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: WFAA reports the wounded firefighter ‘coded three times’ duirng surgery. He remains in critical condition at this time.“UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: NBCDFW reports a woman came home to find her boyfriend laying on the ground with a gun. She apparently called for assistance.
“UPDATE 1:12 p.m.: WFAA confirmed a neighbor who was standing outside when firefighters arrived at their service call arrived was also wounded. That neighbor is reported to be in stable condition. The shooter remains at large. Police have established a 2-mile perimeter around the original shooting scene.
“UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: The Dallas Morning News reported paramedics may have been responded to a suicide call. The wounded firefighter is said to be an 11-year veteran of Dallas Fire and Rescue.
“UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: NBCDFW reports the area where the shooting took place is consistently listed as one of the most dangerous areas in Dallas. At this time, the injured firefighter is still in surgery.
“UPDATE 1 p.m.: NBCDFW is reporting that a neighbor near the home of the shooting has been injured and is in stable condition. WFAA is reporting that police have surrounded a home on Reynolds Avenue in East Dallas. “
The unbelievable actions of those targeting our nation’s emergency personnel defy basic logic. Whether this is a case of a citizen angry at the establishment, or simply a case of mental illness, these type of situations remind us as a nation just how dedicated and extraordinary our first responders are. Their selfless ability to walk boldly into imminent danger is inspiring, to say the least, and allows Americans the freedoms that our nation holds so dear.
The situation in Dallas is still unfolding, as a massive manhunt is under way.