Wal-Mart 911 Tapes Released

By: Bill Wilson
By: Bill Wilson

Chilling 911 calls from the shooting inside a Jacksonville Wal-Mart convey the terror those inside must have been feeling.

Jacksonville police released those tapes today.

Several 911 calls were being made as police say 18-year-old Ejijah Payne, an employee of the Wal-Mart on Yopp Road, opened fire while holding fifteen people hostage.

Police say Payne left the store on a break, got a sawed-off shotgun from his vehicle and returned with his face painted black and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

No one was injured by the gunfire and Payne remains in jail on multiple charges.

911: 911, What is your emergency? Hello?

(Unintelligible)

911: This is 911.

(Unintelligible)

911: What is your location?

Caller: At the new Wal-Mart

911: I'm sorry?

Caller: At the new Wal-Mart.

911: The new Wal-Mart?

Caller: The new Wal-Mart ma'am.

911: Ok, stop streaming, I can't hear you. What's going on?

Caller: Somebody's out there shooting a gun.

911: Somebody's out there shooting a gun.

Caller: Somebody's inside the store shooting a gun.

911: Somebody's inside shooting?

Caller: Yes.

911: Inside shooting?

(Unintelligible)

Caller: I'm sorry ma'am.

911: Ok, I'm still here. It's going on inside?

Caller: Yes ma'am. I was running away. Help me, I don't know what to do.

911: Ok, how many shots were fired in Wal-Mart?

Caller: Ma'am?

911: How many shots were fired in Wal-Mart?

Caller: I only heard just one shot.

911: One shot fired?

Caller: Yes ma'am.

911: Ok, do you know who did it?

(Unintelligible)

911: Ok, ma'am we got help on the way, ok?


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