"They're still running. They're still shooting," says 911 caller at Sandy Hook
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 01:55
(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Dec. 4 - Newly released audio recordings from 911 phone calls from last year's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School reveal the horrors faced by those on campus. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
A teacher calmly explains she has been shot in the foot. Another woman, sounding anguished, pleads for help. A custodian relays information from officers at the scene to a police operator.
There is also the booming echo of gunshots.
Officials in Newtown, Connecticut, on Wednesday released audio recordings of emergency 911 phone calls from the Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators almost a year ago, revealing raw emotion in the voice of the callers.
One caller, custodian Rick Thorne, appeared to play an important role helping police piece together events early on.
Sounding composed, he told police the gunfire had stopped. Moments later the silence is broken by more gunshots.
"There's still shooting going on, please," Thorne said, sounding more urgent.
The audio files may be the final pieces of evidence released about the tragedy that rocked the United States on December 14, 2012, when gunman Adam Lanza, 20, shot dead his mother at home and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary school, where he massacred 26 people before killing himself.
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