911 Transcripts of Minn. Shooting Released

Updated: 10/17/2012 8:29 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

The horrifying moments during a deadly workplace shooting in Minneapolis are being told through the calls to 911 dispatchers.

Tuesday, the transcripts were released from the shooting at Accent Signage Systems last month.

Ten people called 911 between 4:34 and 4:47 that Thursday afternoon. The transcripts show terrified employees called for help while racing to leave.

The City of Minneapolis released 20 pages of 911 transcripts, as well as the audio of police calls to emergency dispatchers. In one of the first 911 calls, a female employee reported seeing Engeldinger running around with a handgun and then she heard shots and saw blood everywhere.

Some employees ran to their vehicles, others to nearby homes, all of them terrified after seeing or hearing their 36-year-old co-worker Andrew Engeldinger open fire inside the building.

Engeldinger fatally shot six people and then killed himself in the building's basement after learning he was fired Sept. 27 at Accent Signage Systems. Engeldinger's parents say they believe their son suffered from mental illness. They tried to get him help, but he refused and ultimately cut off contact with them.

The Associate Press contributed to this report.