(CNN) -- Inside it was dark, the movie still playing as victims of the violent shooting fled the auditorium.
Outside, police and rescue teams rushed to the scene. Voices shouted over the police radio demanding more officers, more gas masks, more ambulances.
The audio of police radio traffic in the first moments following early Friday's shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, is crackly, but through the static and police jargon a horrifying, chaotic drama unfolds. In the background of official communications, sirens whoop and victims scream.
Here are edited excerpts from radio traffic of the Aurora police and fire departments, as posted on the website LiveATC.net.
The following took place within the first 15 minutes of the initial radio call:
Dispatcher: "Shooting at Century theaters, 14 300 East Almeda Avenue. They're saying somebody's shooting in the auditorium."
Dispatcher: "There is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around."
Dispatcher: "All available units responding to theater."
From on-scene officers:
-- "I have a party shot, I need rescue ..."
-- "Be advised I think somebody's sprayed some gas over there, too."
-- "I need a rescue in here, hot! We got a guy shot."
Dispatcher: "Inside of theater nine?"
From the scene:
-- "Just outside of theater nine."
-- "We got another person outside shot in the leg. A female. I got people running outside the theater that are shot."
-- "I got another victim on the north side of this theater parking lot."
-- "Do we have gas masks available?"
-- "From what I'm smelling inside I can -- smells like it's OC ... " (OC -- oleoresin capsicum -- is pepper spray.)
-- "Get us some damn gas masks for theater nine, we can't get in!"
-- "East side! I need officers on the east side!"
-- "I need a marked car behind the theater, stable side. Suspect in a gas mask."
-- "Everyone hold the air one second. Cars, where that white car in the rear of the lot, is that a suspect?"
-- "Yes! We've got rifles, gas masks. He's detained right now. I've got an open door going into the theater ..."
-- "OK, hold that position! Hold your suspect!"
-- "I need a perimeter around the entire mall. I need a perimeter around the entire mall!"
Dispatcher: "All victims need to be taken to the north end of the theater."
From the scene:
-- "I've got one immobile on the east side. Can't get to rescue. Shot twice in the back."
-- "We need rescue inside the auditorium, multiple victims!"
-- "We need as many ambulances as we can ..."
-- "I'm taking one male to the hospital in my car."
-- "I've got seven down in theater nine! Seven down!"
-- "I've got a child victim. I need rescue at the back door of theater nine now!"
-- "There's only one (suspect), but I'm getting conflicting descriptions from witnesses out here."
-- "Inside the theater is secure, we're bringing out bodies now. Get someone to the back as soon as you can."
-- "I've got one ambulance here. Where are my ambulances at?" (A woman is heard in the background wailing: a long, mournful "help.")
-- "I've got one victim eviscerated ..."
-- "I need somebody to shut this movie off in nine, how do we shut the movie off in nine?"
-- "It's an assault rifle. We got magazines down inside. Everybody watch out for the assault rifle."
-- "Do I have permission to start taking some of these victims via car? We've got a whole bunch of people shot out here and no rescue."
-- "Yes! Load 'em up, get 'em in cars, get 'em out of here ..."