A gunman opened fire inside an Aurora manufacturing plant on Friday, killing five people and wounding six police officers. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, exchanged gunfire with police as soon as officers entered the building. It appears that the incident was associated with the recent firing of the man in question. It doesn’t seem like you can read the news without seeing reports of the latest shooting by terrorists or the deranged and disgruntled. Few believe that they could possibly wind up in the crosshairs of a gunman’s sight, but it can happen anytime, anywhere. What would be your response? Joe Alton MD has some ideas on avoiding a bad outcome.
If you find yourself in the middle of a terrorist event, you should remember these three words: Run, Hide, Fight. Just as “Stop, Drop, and Roll” can save the life of someone on fire, “Run, Hide, Fight” might save the life of someone under fire. This is the order of the actions that you should be taking in an active shooter scenario.
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