Dallas police officers shot and critically wounded, authorities say

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Police officers run away from the emergency room to their cars at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas after a man shot two officers outside a Home Depot on April 24, 2018, in Dallas.

Police were actively searching for the person of interest in a nearby wooded area on Tuesday afternoon.

Juarez is facing multiple counts of aggravated assault on an officer. All three have been out of surgical procedure late Tuesday, Dallas police Chief Rene Corridor instructed Fox 4.

According to officials, both Dallas Police officers were critically wounded, the Dallas Police Department confirms that a civilian who worked at Home Depot as a loss prevention officer was also struck.

A civilian was also shot in the incident.

Police were looking for a white pickup truck - possibly a Ford F250 - with "GX4" on the back fender, a ladder rack and large exhaust pipes rising from the front of the bed.

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Hall did not release their names or an update on their conditions when speaking to the media out of respect for the families, she said.

The shootings happened round Four p.m. close to a Dwelling Depot in Dallas off Forest Lane and Central Expressway, Fox Four reported. One of the officers was taken to a local hospital, the CBS station said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms also tweeted it was responding to the incident. The store has since reopened. While the male officer was shot in the back of his head, the female officer was shot in the face. Juarez pleaded guilty to stealing a vehicle in November a year ago.

"It sobers us to realize what officers walk into day in and day out and how quickly they can become victims", Rawlings said in the news conference.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent "thoughts and prayers" to the officers in a tweet.

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