911 calls released in Cole Park shooting

July 31, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Christian Lyles was shot in the neck at Cole Park in the city's Chatham neighborhood during a family barbecue on the Fourth of July. Several calls were placed to 911.

Caller: we need an ambulance at 87th and King Drive, Cole Park.
911: 87th and King Drive?
Caller: 87th and King Drive, Cole Park, please hurry.

Caller: yeah, we need the police up here, Cole Park, 86th and King Drive. Somebody was just shooting.
911: We got somebody on the way. They're not still shooting, are they? Caller: No. 911: Alright, we're already on the way.

Caller: Uh, we out here on the...
911: The baseball field? Where?
Caller: Yeah, by the basketball court.
911: By the basketball court?
Caller: Yes, ma'am. Immediately, we need an ambulance.
911: Which park are you at?
Caller: Cole Park, at 85th and King Drive.
911: Oh, 85th.
Caller: Yes, ma'am.
911: Okay.

Caller: 85th and King Drive.
911: Is he awake and breathing?
Caller: Uh, yeah.

Caller: No, I don't know who. It was a drive-by.
911: It was a drive-by. Do you know what color car?
Caller: Huh?
911: Do you know what color car?
Caller: I don't know what kind of car.
911: Did you want to leave your name?
Caller: Huh?
911: Did you want to leave your name, sir?
Caller: Uh, I just wanted to...I'm just calling for an ambulance.
911: Alright, thank you.

Caller: Hi, gunshots just rang out at Cole Park, 85th and Calumet.
911: How many did you hear?
Caller: Uh, it had to be about 5 or 6.
911: 5 or 6. Alright, we'll notify police.
Caller: Alright, bye.

911: Alright, ma'am. If you can, keep him still, don't move him. Get him something dry and clean it up.

The 7-year old-was hit in the neck by two stray bullets. He was taken to the hospital and released the next day. Police say the boy was not the intended target but was standing near suspected gang members when he was shot.

At least nine people were killed and 46 others injured during the Fourth of July weekend.

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