'Please hurry, please' - 911 audio calls of Chuck E. Cheese's shooting released

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have released 911 audio calls of a shooting that happened at the Chuck E. Cheese's in West Ashley this past weekend.

In the newly released audio tapes, customers and business owners are heard calling emergency dispatch officials on Oct. 11 regarding a shooting at the restaurant on 1610 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

"They're about to fight you need to come now," said a restaurant employee to an emergency dispatch official prior to the shooting. "Ma'am, I can't stay on the phone with you I have to get off the phone."

Several seconds later a gunshot is heard, followed by another. The restaurant employee then tells people to stay down.

A customer can also be heard calling emergency dispatch officials telling them that she and her family were hiding in a closet.

"My family are hiding in some closet," the woman says."My husband and my daughter, we're hiding. They're shooting and I don't want to go back out there...me and my daughter are terrified...please hurry, please."

The woman said her family was towards the back of the restaurant and attempted to leave when they heard people arguing.

The woman tells the dispatcher that as they were leaving they heard "gun." The family then got on the ground and started crawling towards a room.

Nearby businesses, including a bingo parlor, called 911 after hearing gunfire in their area. 

In addition, an employee at Arby's reported to authorities that one of the shooting victim's had walked in to the business. 

Thailando King, 21, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in North Charleston in connection to the shooting. King was denied bond on two charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and given a $100,000 bond on possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. 

A CPD press release states the suspect in the shooting fired a weapon at two men in a "wanton and reckless manner and without regard for the numerous patrons inside of the business, including many children."

"This was clearly a reckless act," Charleston Police Chief Gregg Mullen said Tuesday night during a press conference."The individual who was involved in this was not considering what the potential outcome could have been, not only in injury or death."

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