August 5th, 2010
09:40 AM ET

911 calls convey terror of Connecticut shootings

Frantic 911 calls placed Tuesday from a business in Manchester, Connecticut, vividly capture dispatchers' efforts to calm employees, including a crying woman in a storage closet, during a shooting spree that left nine dead, including the shooter.

The recordings were released Wednesday by police, who are investigating the shootings at a beverage distributor by employee Omar Thornton, 34, who had just signed a letter of resignation over a theft allegation.


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  1. Implications

    Leave it to a black guy to kill innocent people after being caught stealing and blame it on ' the white man bringing a brother down'. We have a South America for a reason, wish we could push them all down there. That way when they get caught stealing at work, they get rewarded and have a party, probably a promotion, too.

    August 5, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • TexVet is so very typical isn't it. It's never their fault...some white guy made them do it.

      August 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie J

      Leave it to a Black man? You sound really ignorant. So the white students that shot up Columbine should leave it too the other white students for bullying them and keeping them down too huh? Or Susan Smith should leave it to herself for killing her own children even though she tried to blame it on a Black man who was "kept down"? Or heres a better one how about you post an intelligent comment. This is not the first time we heard of shooting in the work place and it certainly won't be the last with ignorant people like you running around.

      August 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Stephanie J

    It's very typical? You mean kind of like those white students who drove other white students to shoot up Columbine. Or when Jeffrey Weise (white) shot up those white students at Red lake senior highschool, Or when that asian guy shot up those white students at Virginia Tech, or when the white student shot up other white students at Heath High School in Kentucky...The list of white shooting up other whites (who bully them) goes on and on. Do you mean typical like that? Oh how soon we forget huh! There will continue to be shootings in our schools and in our workplace as long as there are bullies (whether they are Cliques at High Schools, Racist bullies, Bullies who don't like gay people what ever) as long as people think they can bring someone down there will be those people who snap and finally say enough is enough no matter what excuse they use. The overall message WHITE AMERICA IS STOP BULLYING PEOPLE STOP THINKING YOUR $%^# DON"T STINK YOU YOU ARE THE ONLY RACE THAT HAS RIGHTS!!!!!!

    August 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B-NICE

    Don't you just love her , of course I mean Stephanie J

    August 7, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |