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by Peter Moskos

October 5, 2013

Can you say "Contagion Shooting"?

They then opened fire. The authorities would not estimate how many rounds were discharged. Mr. Gainer, the sergeant-at-arms, said he believed that five to seven officers had fired.

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1 comment:

campbell said...

Maybe contagion, but many of us know full well that it can take a bit of time to know if you're actually scoring hits with a handgun. Look at this guy run to his car and take off during the Oregon state trooper shooting. I had no idea he'd been hit until I read the articles. He's moving pretty well for a guy with a fatal chest wound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1gYEG1TzBk

If you're in the situation, and you've got a shot, and the threat is continuing, you can't be assuming someone else will take it.