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Shooter critically wounds 2 Dallas officers and one other person at Home Depot

Two Dallas police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting at a Home Depot. Dallas police say a civilian was also shot, whose condition wasn't known.

A large police presence was seen outside the store and one person was seen being loaded into an ambulance. Sources said a manhunt was underway for a suspect near a creek behind the store, and officers were seen searching a creek bed.

Police identified the suspect as Armando Juarez, 29. They say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Police say he was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts. Police are looking for a white work truck they say he may have gotten into.

Police with guns drawn were responding as employees appeared to be rushing out of the back of the store and away from the area, the station reports. Police were evacuating the store and employees were sent home for the day. Armored vehicles were responding to the scene.

Employees said the incident started as a shoplifting, and shots were fired after police responded around 4 p.m. One officer was taken to Presbyterian Hospital.

"Please pray for our officers and their families," the Dallas Police Department tweeted.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings also tweeted on the shooting: "We are closely monitoring the situation in northeast Dallas and praying for our officers and their families."

Five Dallas officers were killed and seven others injured in July 2016. The shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, of Mesquite, Texas, was killed after a lengthy standoff with police.

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