COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A security guard critically wounded when a gunman went on a rampage at a FedEx facility asked a dispatcher to tell his wife that he loved her.
Christopher Sparkman called an emergency dispatcher seeking help after 19-year-old Geddy Kramer shot him at close range with a shotgun on April 29. Police say the gunman killed himself after wounding six people.
"I've been shot, I've been shot. Tell my wife I love her," Sparkman said in 911 tapes obtained by Channel 2's Ross Cavitt. "I'm losing energy very fast."
Screams can be heard in the background as the dispatcher tries repeatedly to get Sparkman to give her information.
"It's an unknown gunman," Sparks says."I've been shot in the gun. My abdomen above the waist."
Concerned colleagues came to Sparkman's aide while managers ordered an evacuation.
One person is heard yelling "Apply more pressure. Oh God"
"There's unknown number down," one employee told a dispatcher.
Investigators told Cavitt that Sparkman was the first to report the shooting. Other calls received by dispatchers indicate the chaos in the warehouse at the time of the shooting.
Two victims of the six remain hospitalized, including Sparkman and Melissa Shadow of Cartersville. Family members say Sparkman has undergone five surgeries.
Police told Cavitt it remains an active investigation until they can confirm that no one else was involved in the shooting plot.
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