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Dramatic 911 call from witness describes night of Triffie Wadman shooting

A man who heard gunshots on Boggy Hall Place the morning that Triffie Wadman was killed was called to the stand Friday at Trevor Pardy's first-degree murder trial.

Trevor Pardy trial: Neighbours frantically call 911

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Andrew Bown called 911 after hearing gunshots on Boggy Hall Place the morning Triffie Wadman was killed 6:10

A man who heard gunshots on Boggy Hall Place the morning Triffie Wadman was killed was called to the stand Friday at Trevor Pardy's first-degree murder trial. 

Andrew Bown, who lived on the St. John's cul de sac at the time, called police around 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2011 after he said he heard a gunshot.

"I'm on Boggy Hall Place and I think somebody's just been shot outside my house," Bown told an RNC dispatcher.

Family members of Triffie Wadman hold a photograph of her in Supreme Court in St. John's, where Trevor Pardy is being tried for murder. (CBC)

Bown said he saw what appeared to be two men fighting on the street and heard two gun shots that were 20 to 30 seconds apart.

"It looks like one of them [is] on the ground," Bown said the morning of the shooting.

"There's one guy stood up in the street. I don't know what's going on. I'm too afraid to look out the window, to be honest," Bown told a dispatcher. 

Bown said he watched the incident unfold until it concluded, with police arresting Pardy.

Wadman, 30, died later in hospital.

Another neighbour was taking the stand Friday afternoon at Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's. 

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With files from Glenn Payette

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