Gunfire can be heard on recordings of 911 calls from the shooting that killed six worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee.
Milwaukee County authorities on Wednesday released tapes from the Aug. 5 shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.
One man calls and reports the address of the temple. As he says, "There's a shooting," the sound of gunfire can be heard in the background.
Another woman calls to report hearing gunfire and seeing someone shot. The call gets disconnected, and the dispatcher calls back twice with no luck.
At one point, with phones ringing nonstop, a dispatcher says, "Oh my god."
As Sikh worshippers attempted to hide inside the temple, one call detailed how a victim turned to neighboring residents for help.
"OK, I have a ... I need an ambulance at 328 East Manitoba. Guy came to my house. He's laying in my front yard bleeding," one caller says.
Authorities said white supremacist Wade Michael Page opened fire at the temple. He killed himself after being wounded in a shootout with police. His motive remains unknown.
Meanwhile, one of the three victims hospitalized after the mass shooting has been released.
The three men were being treated at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Sieja said 50-year-old Santokh Singh was released Wednesday.
Two others are still hospitalized. Sixty-five-year-old Punjab Singh is in critical condition, and Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy is in satisfactory condition.