Audio of Radio Dispatches During Ariz. Shooting

Law enforcement officials speak at the scene where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in the head when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store as the Democratic lawmaker met with constituents in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Morrison) AP Photo/Chris Morrison

Pima County Sheriff's Department has released audio of the radio dispatches to deputies during Jan. 8, when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others were shot. Below is an excerpt of the audio:

Dispatcher: A caller is reporting a shooting, a male with a semi-automatic weapon. he shot at people and he was last seen headed towards the Walgreens. He ran northbound out of the store wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans and we have a caller who believes Gabrielle Giffords was shot...It sounds like many people are shot...

The dispatcher then goes on to say that people have held down the suspect.

"Customers have tackled the suspect," said the dispatcher. "They are holding him down at the Safeway."

An officer on the scene describes first seeing the wounded.

"Multiple people down," said the officer. "I'm counting at least ten."

The officer then frantically requests the dispatcher to send every ambulance to the scene.

"Send every amublance we have out here," said the officer.





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