Recently obtained 911 calls reveal chaos and grief as Monterey Park massacre unfolds
Recently obtained 911 calls and radio traffic reveal chaos and grief as the Monterey Park, Calif., mass shooting unfolded.
A frantic 911 call came from a man who said his girlfriend was shot in their car just outside the dance studio. He told police they were in the parking lot when “suddenly” someone came and shot through the window.
The dispatcher asked the man if she was breathing, and he replied, “No, maybe she’s dead?” I am not sure.
He said he could see blood pouring from his nose and head. The dispatcher advised him to move his seat all the way back.
The dispatcher asked the man if he could see his chest moving up and down, and he said, “No, no, I’m not sure. He begged, “Come, hurry up!”
Another 911 caller said, “Someone with a gun shot people, inside the studio – we just scared him.”
“Send the police here right now,” the man said. “He might start shooting again. I’m outside the building, I don’t know if anyone was hurt.”
Eleven people were killed and several others were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowded dance studio in Monterey Park on January 21. The suspect then fled and drove to nearby Alhambra, where he allegedly entered a second dance hall and was disarmed by a Good Samaritan, according to police.
The suspected shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot a day after the shooting, police said.
ABC News’ Lissette Rodriguez and Abigail Shalawylo contributed to this report.