(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Officials released 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, for the first time Tuesday.
Forty-nine people were killed in the June 12 massacre and dozens of others were injured.
In one call, a female dispatcher says, “You say you heard gunshots?”
A male caller replies, “As soon as I heard … we ran. … Gunshots were going like crazy.”
In another 911 call, a man says his girlfriend is at Pulse, where she is hiding in a bathroom.
“There’s like 18 people, two are dead, they’re in the bathroom,” the man says. “They’re all scared to death, they all think they’re gonna die.”
He says his girlfriend is texting him because she’s afraid the shooter will hear.
“She saying the shooters are here. So I don’t know if they’re in the bathroom with her now or just in the club,” the man tells 911.
At one point, he tells the dispatcher his girlfriend is not responding.
“It’s OK, she might be with the deputies or she might be just trying not to let the light come out,” the dispatcher replies. “I’m gonna stay on the phone with you.”
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