Confusion led to delayed response in Colorado shooting. Could the same happen here? - KMOV.com

Confusion led to delayed response in Colorado shooting. Could the same happen here?

It appears a breakdown between first responders delayed ambulances arriving at the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado shooting on Friday.

While some ambulances were quickly called to duty, it took dispatchers more than 20 minutes into the crisis to ask nearby agencies to provide aid at the multiplex in the Denver suburb.

By the time the first crew arrived, it was more than a half hour after authorities got first word that a gunman opened fire at a packed midnight showing “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring dozens of others.

News 4’s Jasmine Huda asked local emergency responders what they would do to avoid a similar scenario.

Click the video above to hear what they had to say.

Click here to hear the complete converstation between dispatchers and emergency responders in Colorado just after the shooting.

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