PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The dramatic 911 call about the shooting of two Gateway High School football players in North Carolina have been released.
WOMAN: “There’s one guy across the street that’s down and the guy that’s been shot here has been shot one time. Somebody go get rubber bands.”
DISPATCHER: “Okay I am sending the paramedics to help him now I need to stay on the line with me and I’ll tell you exactly what to do next, Okay?”
WOMAN: “We need 2 ambulances. There is somebody down across the street. We need 2 ambulances.”
The shooting happened Thursday night just outside the Outback Steakhouse in Durham, North Carolina.
The recordings give a tragic glimpse into the drama unfolding as people try to get help for 18-year-old Gateway High School star football player Darrell Turner, Jr. who was across the street and another teammate while on a trip touring colleges and playing in a football tournament.
DISPATCHER: Is there any serious bleeding?
WOMAN: Yes, he is bleeding very bad from his leg.
DISPATCHER: Okay, is he completely alert?
WOMAN: Yes, he’s completely alert.”
That teammate, Thomas Woodson, would survive. But Darrell would not live. Durham Police arrested 22-year-old Gabriel Gamez of San Antonio, TX, for the shooting they say happened “after an apparent altercation in a parking lot” near the hotel where the students were staying.
It was a senseless and heartbreaking act of violence for Darrell’s family.
“If you have a few words let’s say you say it and keep on moving,” Darrell Turner, the victim’s father, said. “To pull out a gun and just recklessly start shooting just to just makes no sense no sense at all.”