Jungle Rapids 911 call: ‘Dude pulled out a gun and shot him’


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A friend of the teenager shot and killed at Jungle Rapids on Wednesday night called 911 to report the shooting.

“He got shot. He got shot. Dude pulled out a gun and shot him,” the unidentified caller told the 911 dispatcher. “It’s not good, it’s not good. He’s shot in the side.”

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Christopher White, 19, was shot just before 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the amusement park.

But there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened.

When the operator first answered the call, White’s friend reported the shooting.

“Hey, my friend just got shot. My friend just go shot. We’re at Jungle Rapids,” the caller said.

He goes on to tell the operator about White’s injuries. He said they were not good and that he was shot on the side.

The dispatcher then tries to find out more details. The 911 operator asked if the attacker was still nearby.

“No, he left. White car. He left,” the caller said.

In the background, you can hear another person yelling and then the caller hangs up.

When the 911 operator calls back, a woman answers the phone. The operator tells her she needs to speak to the person she was just speaking to.

“He just took off, I don’t know who that kid was,” the unidentified woman said.

The woman tells the 911 operator she was next door at the Sunoco and heard what she thought was shots.

“I heard what I thought were shots and I’m like what the hell. I saw somebody pull off,” the unidentified woman said.

The operator asked her what direction the car went and she said towards Wrightsville Beach on Oleander Drive.

According to dispatchers’ recorded radio traffic that’s not what was relayed to responders.  The radio calls reveal police were dispatched to Wrightsville Avenue.

We reached out Wilmington Police about where officers were sent. A spokeswoman said police were already on scene and the caller told them which direction the white car went.

According to 911 call records, the woman knows White’s mother.

“Please fight baby, come on, OK,” the woman is heard saying on the call.

White was taken by EMS to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, but did not survive.

Police are still investigating the shooting.

There are surveillance cameras on Jungle Rapid’s property, but police said they were unable to get any footage from there.

We also tried to get a comment from Jungle Rapids on why they were unable to give the police any footage. They said they were not making any more statements.

If you know anything, call police or use Text-a-Tip.