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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Kali74
If he had a gun, the death toll might have been even fewer, just saying.
I'm looking at it from my stand point. How do you know who the shooter in a situation like this.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: intrptr
As I understand it, in this case, the police waited about 3 HOURS to address the situation. By that time, the majority of the victims were either already dead or would be from laying there bleeding out for hours. Sadly, when minutes counted, the police (in this case) were hours away.
originally posted by: HawkeyeNation
I'm looking at it from my stand point. How do you know who the shooter in a situation like this. How do you know there is only one or more than one? I mean we are talking a very chaotic event here with lots of moving parts. If I were in that situation and was carrying there is no way that I could asses that situation quickly enough (without the proper training, like military or police force).
originally posted by: Kali74
Marine Corps Times
When Imran Yousuf, a bouncer at the Pulse nightclub, heard the gunfire break out early Sunday morning, he told CBS News that recognized it immediately.
"You could just tell it was a high caliber," said Yousuf, a former sergeant who just left the Marine Corps last month. That's when his Marine Corps training kicked in, he said. He ran toward a locked door that people had huddled around, too terrified to move.
“I'm screaming 'Open the door! Open the door!'” Yousuf told CBS. “And no one is moving because they are scared.
"There was only one choice — either we all stay there and we all die, or I could take the chance, and I jumped over to open that latch and we got everyone that we can out of there."
The tragedy at Pulse has left the US shaken so I think it's important to share hero stories. This is the first one I found. Imran Yousuf estimates that about 70 people made it out of the exit he created. If not for him the death toll may have been 119. I hope more stories like this come out, focusing on the good even in terrible situations is what helps heal.