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911 calls released in Hartford basketball tournament shooting

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HARTFORD–On Wednesday, Hartford Police released the audio from the 911 calls made after a shooting erupted at a youth basketball tournament.

Around 4:30 p.m. Sunday four shots were fired at the tournament, injuring three and killing one. James Headen, 41, died from a gunshot wound to his head. Bystanders said he was innocent and just watching the tournament.

Several people in the area called police to report the shootings. Three people in nearby homes called, and a third called saying she was on her way to the tournament when someone called to tell her what happened.

“They’re shooting over here at the basketball tournament on Cornwall Street,” one caller told the dispatcher from her home down the block.

Warning: the sound may be disturbing to some viewers.

The two people who heard the shots and called both reported hearing four shots.

Roosevelt Holmes, 23, is a suspect in the shooting and has been charged with assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment, discharge of a firearm and other charges. He was also one of the three people shot who survived, though it isn't clear if he shot himself in the leg or was shot by someone else.

The arrest warrant for Holmes says, he wasn't a participant in the tournament, but he got into a fight while the game was taking place over a pair of sunglasses he says were stolen. Police say it’s unclear whom the fight was with.

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