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‘I just see somebody lying there’: 911 calls released in Orlando homicide

Neighbors call 911, say they were woken up by gunfire

Orlando police are searching for a suspect in a shooting investigation in the Richmond Heights neighborhood.
Orlando police are searching for a suspect in a shooting investigation in the Richmond Heights neighborhood. (WKMG)

Newly released 911 calls Wednesday reveal the moments when frantic neighbors heard gunfire and found a man dead in the Richmond Heights neighborhood.

According to Orlando police, officers got multiple calls around 5:15 a.m. on December 29, 2019. Neighbors reported gunfire in the early morning hours, one reported a man found dead lying in the street.

[RELATED: Man dies after Orlando neighborhood woken up by gunfire Sunday morning]

“I was asleep with my kids and I heard gunshots,” a woman said to dispatch. "I’m running out the door and see somebody in the middle of the road. "

When officers arrived to the scene at the intersection of Kirkland Boulevard and Patterson Avenue, officers identified the man as 32-year-old Kelvin Gaines. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Orlando police have not mentioned a suspect or motive and are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

If you know anything about the shooting call the Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.