07/20/2012 01:59 pm ET

Police Scanner Audio From Aurora, Colorado Shooting Captures Chaos (AUDIO)

A two-minute excerpt from police radio conversations captures the chaos as emergency crews responded to the scene of the Aurora, Colo., shooting early Friday morning that left 12 dead and at least 50 wounded.

"We've got another person outside shot in the leg, a female" a woman in the recording says, franticly describing the scene. "I've got people running out of the theater that are shot, in room 9."

A man adds that there is another victim in the parking lot, before another man asks for gas masks.

"Get us some damn masks for Theater Nine," a man yells moments later. "We can't get in it."


The alleged gunman, who has been identified as James Holmes, 24, is thought to have thrown a gas canister into the theater before opening fire, according to the AP, and some of the victims are being treated for exposure to chemicals that may have come from a canister.

After a man requests "three or four ambulances brought in" to the west parking lot, another man says that he's "got a suspect in a gas mask" behind the theater.

According to The New York Times, Holmes was armed with a shotgun, handgun and rifle and had a gas mask when he was arrested in a parking lot behind the movie theater.

It is the deadliest shooting in Colorado since the massacre at Columbine in 1999, according to the AP.