ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – For the first time, we are hearing from the victims of the Orlando massacre as they called 911 while inside the club.READ MORE: Small But Ferocious Hurricane Sam Strengthens Some More
In the early morning hours of June 12, calls began to pour into 911 from inside Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
The calls happened with the shooter still armed and roaming the halls in search of more people to kill.
Caller: “I think the shooter is out that door right now.”
911: “You think the shooter is what?”
Caller: “Outside the dressing room.”
911: “OK, all right, just everyone be quiet don’t move, OK.”
Caller: “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.”
Hiding in bathrooms and dressing rooms, club goers had no idea what was going on outside.
One man, just 23 years old, whispered to the 911 operator, afraid to even move.
Caller: “I hear them reloading the gun.”
911: “You hear reloading.”
That caller was in a dressing room near the clubs stage.
Other calls came in from a restroom with 15 people hiding out.
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Caller: “We are in the bathroom at Pulse and we been waiting like they told us. Someone needs to come in here.”
Caller: “We have four people who are deceased, and we have two people that are shot that are getting worse.”
911: “We have another guy that’s on the line as well. We’re getting help to you.”
Caller: “Where are they? I don’t understand. Everyone is getting worse. Where are they?”
911: “They’re trying to make their way to you. We have not just the room where you guys are. I’m trying to make it through the building, but they’re trying to get to everyone as quickly as they can.”
Police were coming into an unknown situation. They had no idea how many shooters were inside Pulse. They had no idea if the shooter would pretend to be a victim.
911: “Just so you know, if you do see an officer, if an officer comes to you, you guys need to have your hands up. OK?”
Frightening inside, but some of the wounded did make it outside.
Caller: “She is right here, I’m telling you. She’s bleeding and she’s shot.”
911: OK, let me get you over to the fire department. They’re going to have you give first aid.”
As time passed, desperation turned to reality that this could be the end.
Caller: “I want my family to know that I love them.”
911: “You want your family to know what?”
Caller: “That I love them all.”
That particular caller did make it out alive.MORE NEWS: Blue Alert Issued Out Of North Florida County For Patrick McDowell, Accused Of Murdering Deputy During Traffic Stop
Once police arrived to the dressing room where he was hiding out, you could heat the relief in his voice as he thanked the 911 operator for staying on the phone with him.