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I decided to try to get to Matt and I start moving toward him. I get close enough to see that he’s been shot in the chest, bleeding very badly, but he is still conscious, he is still alive.
Brain sees the shooters position and tells me to get back. So I come back toward the shed and rounds starts hitting the ground around us. Apparently, the shooters then moves himself to reposition himself. Brian saw that there was a break and so he hollard for everyone else that was there was there to retreat further back about another 30 yards, there’s a concrete restroom building and they were able to get out of the way. There were fewer targets now. And brain and I decided that we were going to stay there and keep eyes on the shooter.
I was going to keep talking to Matt, he was very badly wounded. Imagine an SKS round hitting your back and exiting the center of your chest. And he is laying on his back, and every now and then he would twitch, and I knew he was alive. But every time we tried to help him sights would ring out.
I would like to know if Mika was hit with a rifle or a pistol. Allegedly the gunman had both but didn't switch to the pistol until the very end of the shooting.
And I also don't see how he was hit so many times in the chest and arm where he was situated. It really makes no sense.
I do think it's odd the first gunshot sounded louder and different than subsequent shots. I didn't know what to make of it.I don't know how buckshot works...I'll have to look it up.
From what I'm reading it was Congressman Jeff Flake who yelled out "are you friendly?!!" to Cabrera. Why would he ask that? Aren't Capital Hill Police wearing uniforms?
Cabrera was an Army vet. One article states that the other two officers, the injured ones, knew they couldn't take down the shooter and thus provided cover for the Republicans to find safety. Cabrera ultimately brought the shooter down.
Oh, boy....I really hate to say this but is it possible Cabrera was a second shooter? (Just speculating)
originally posted by: Ridhya
Buckshot is basically a number of small pellets inside of a sabot that travel through the barrel randomly and spread out when they leave the muzzle of a shotgun. It is short ranged and inaccurate because of this, but the spread will pretty much guarantee something hits. Shotguns are extremely loud and distinct.
But there's no way no one would have seen that.
There is no way in hell Mika got shot through the centre chest with 7,62x39 and survived, multiple times.
a reply to: Asktheanimals
Eta: I had read the shooter's weapon was an SKS rifle - a piss-poor choice due to their lack of accuracy, especially if the rifle was not scoped. Considering where everyone else was hit compared to Mika I think they were shot by different shooters. If the FBI is handling this (while NOT calling it terrorism) then I am extremely suspicious of the whole thing.
originally posted by: MotherMayEye