A frantic 911 call released by officials on Wednesday reveals the chaotic scene following the fatal shooting of Australian student Chris Lane Friday night.
Moments after the caller, who identified herself as Joyce Smith, says Lane “fell over in a ditch,” she adds that a man on the scene has told her “he’s been shot.”
“He’s turning blue he said,” Smith added.
It then reportedly took three minutes for the 911 operator to make the decision to send an ambulance to the scene.
“We have a male that says he has been shot,” the dispatcher says while summoning an ambulance. “He’s bleeding in the back.”
Listen to the 911 call, courtesy of KOCO:
Smith, panicked, interjects to the dispatcher that Lane is “not conscious” and “barely” breathing.
She continues to express worry frantically conveying to the dispatcher that emergency vehicles have still yet to arrive on the scene.
“I hear no sirens. I see no sirens,” a worried Smith says. “Oh my gosh, how long is it gonna be?”
“Ma’am all I know is they’re coming,” the dispatcher responds. “I can’t make them go any faster. I’ve got them on the way.”
Moments after telling the dispatcher Lane has stopped breathing, police arrive on the scene.
“Finally here’s some, finally here’s some police.”
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