NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police radio recordings reveal how NOPD officers discovered multiple victims at Bunny Friend playground on Nov. 22. The recordings were obtained by our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.
Initially, officers can be heard talking about checking on an event at Bunny Friend Park. Then, they quickly realize that something had gone terribly wrong,
"We got multiple people shot in the park," an officer said.
The victims are found at different locations - some at the park, others nearby at Congress and North Johnson streets. All were wounded and in need of help.
"Call us some more units out here, call us some more units out here," an officer said. "They're coming in the park, we need to secure this park."
At one point you can hear what sounds like a woman crying as an officer describes one of the victim's injuries.
"We've got a female shot in the back. She's conscious and talking, inside the park, right by the restrooms," he said.
The victim count increases as officers try to get EMS there to help.
"We got to get this street clear so we can get EMS in here," an officer said.
As we now know, 17 people were shot Sunday at the un-permitted party, including a 10-year-old boy and a woman who may never walk again. The gunmen remain at large.
A Crimestoppers spokeswoman said the hotline and website have received some tips and pictures from that night, but she's still urging others with information or even cell phone video to come forward. Tipsters can be anonymous, and could be still eligible for a $5,000 reward.
"Everything is encrypted and everything is done completely through that anonymous portal," said Darlene Cusanza, with Crimestoppers.
Crimestoppers is also offering a reward for information about the guns used that night. If you tell them where they can be found or you bring one in and police match it to evidence recovered from the scene, you could get a $1,000.