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GRAPEVINE — Late Wednesday, Grapevine police released an audio copy of the chilling 911 call dispatchers received on Christmas morning from the apartment where seven bodies were discovered a short time later.
All of the victims had been shot. Investigators say they believe 56-year-old Aziz Yazdanpanah was responsible for all of the deaths before turning the gun on himself.
"On the recording, we discovered that the caller, whom we believe to be Aziz, additionally saying 'I am shooting people' after he said 'Help... Help.'" said Grapevine police spokesman Lt. Todd Dearing in a statement that accompanies the tape. "The newly discovered audio was not heard on the original audio software over many playbacks, and was not heard/understood by the Dispatcher who took the call on Sunday."
Dearing said police used different software in an attempt to more accurately interpret what was said.
Meanwhile, more than 200 people gathered at Par Park in Grapevine for a candlelight vigil Wednesday night. They shared their memories of the victims, including Nasrin Rahmaty and her children, Ali and Nona.
"You cannot imagine what we are going through right now," said a close family friend. "You can't imagine. I love them dearly. They were so, so sweet."
They also celebrated the lives of the Zarei family.
"These were incredible people, and it's so hard to believe that people this good are gone," said a friend of the Zarei family.
Sahra's boyfriend, Jonathan Garcia, remembered a date the couple had at a housewarming party.
"Without a cue, we turned to each other and mouthed, 'I love you,'" said Garcia. "We smiled so big the rest of the night."
The gathering ended with a balloon release at the park - a tribute to the lives lost, that they will never be forgotten.