In GTA 4 I liked beating up people, after which I called 911 to request an ambulance. After the paramedics got the people on their feet again I continued beating them up.

This does not seem to work in GTA 5/Online. Beating with fists, shooting legs, hitting with cars. Everything seems to be lethal. Still an ambulance drives up and checks out the bodies. They make some comment about the guy being dead and just drive away.

Is it possible to injure people in any way, causing the paramedics to actually do something?

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    The funniest stuff on stack exchange so far. Thanks man! Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 13:49
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    I assumed when I clicked this it was about Cities: Skylines (which I haven't played, but there are tons of questions about how fire engines work in it, so an ambulance question wouldn't have been out of the ordinary). But no, it's GTA. ^_^ Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 17:12
  • @gatherer818 Grand Theft Auto: Skylines
    – Rob Rose
    Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 16:28

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According to Wikia it is possible:

Instead of only the ambulance's passenger, both paramedics will now tend to the injured. Due to the absence of the injury system, the revival attempt has been made simpler. Now, the change of revival is simply random. If the paramedics are not successful in reviving the deceased, they will now stand around the body while one examines the body and the other files a report. Pedestrians may gather around the body and watch, while police may arrive in the case of many murders. If revival is possible, the injured will enter the ambulance with the help of the paramedics and will be driven to hospital.

This indicates it IS possible for a pedestrian to be revived by paramedics. You (or actually the pedestrians) are just very unlucky so it seems.

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    Thanks. I guess I'll just have to shoot some more legs then. I'll wait a while with accepting the answer in case anyone has some more experience or information about it.
    – Izzo
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 11:58
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    There are a lot of posts of people complaining of how quick pedestrians die, and that is not realistic. So you are not the only one noticing this 'problem'
    – Mathias711
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 12:00
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    By the way, you are a sadist :P
    – Mathias711
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 12:00
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    I would beat the paramedics for not being able to revive your victims
    – Jubatus
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 14:00
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    @Jubatus Oh I do. Same with the paramedics who arrive a bit later to help them. Etc.
    – Izzo
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 14:41

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