The nightmare continues to unfold:
Richard Zeuschlag, chief of the ambulance service that was handling the evacuation of sick and injured people from the Superdome, said it was suspending operations “until they gain control of the Superdome.”
He said shots were fired at a military helicopter over the Superdome before daybreak.
It’s not supposed to go down like this.
[Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard] said tens thousands of people started rushing out of other buildings when they saw buses pulling up and hoped to get on. But the immediate focus was on evacuating people from the Superdome, and the other refugees were left to mill around.
Zeuschlag said paramedics were calling him and crying for help because they were so scared of people with guns at the Superdome. He also said that during the night, when a medical evacuation helicopter tried to land at a hospital in the outlying town of Kenner, the pilot reported 100 people were on the landing pad, some with guns.
“He was frightened and would not land,” Zeuschlag.
Read the whole thing from Associated Press it is a nightmare: Superdome Evacuation Halted Amid Gunfire