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911 calls from deadly basketball shooting in Hartford released

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The 911 calls placed following a deadly shooting in Hartford over the weekend were released by police on Wednesday.

Four people were shot, including 41-year-old James Headen who died after police said he was caught in the crossfire.

It happened Saturday afternoon at a basketball tournament on Cornwall Street near Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School.

During the calls, eyewitnesses could be heard frantically asking for help.

“They’re shooting at the park!” one caller frantically exclaimed from her house. “I’m scared.”

The caller could be heard ordering whoever was in her house to stay away from the windows.

“Someone is laying on the ground,” she told the dispatcher.

“I’m in the house, but they’re shooting at the basketball tournament across the street,” another caller reported. “These people are going crazy.”

The second caller said she heard four shots.

“Please send somebody,” she said. “They’re still running.”

A third caller said she was dropping her son off at the tournament when her son told her to turn around.

“He caught me running and he said ‘don’t come down here,’” the callers said.

Police said they arrested 23-year-old Roosevelt Holmes of Windsor and charged him in connection with the shooting.

Holmes was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, attempted assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge. Police said more charges are possible.

They also said there could be additional arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford Police Department.

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