What would you do: Drive by shooting

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    Ten wounded in Durham drive-by shooting

    Durham, N.C. Ten people were wounded when the occupants of a vehicle opened fire at a house on Delano Street early Sunday, Durham police said.

    Witnesses told police that a vehicle stopped in front the house in the 1100 block of Delano Street, off Fidelity Drive, around 4 a.m., and then its occupants opened fire, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
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    While the article did not state if the house targeted in the shooting was the one wanted by the criminals suppose they picked the wrong house and shot up your house. Nothing is spelled out in North Carolina law but in this situation it would seem the best course of action would be to take cover or move to another part of the house and call 911. Personally I would prefer to return fire but that is a bad idea since there is a chance some rounds could hit innocents.
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    Having handled quite a few of these, I can tell you that they are usually over in just a few seconds, if the veh even stops. Any return fire would have to be done with something on you as there would be no time for anything else.

    Most are gang on gang or gang on complainants/witnesses.

    Ten people wounded at 4am, sounds like party time.

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    Cover first, then react if necessary and able.

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    I don't live in a neighborhood where my house would be mistakenly targeted for a drive by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    I don't live in a neighborhood where my house would be mistakenly targeted for a drive by.
    Sounds kinda naive, you never know.
    Crime knows no address.
    BGs could have bad info and come target you mistakenly or your house could even be the random one chosen for an initiation drive by with no motive.
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    That's a BAD situation, no doubt. If I was the victim (Not shot!) of a drive by shooting I would make myself as small as possible behind the hardest cover I could find (Hopefully in time!) and only return fire if the shooters stopped and got out to "mop up". Then they would have a GUN BATTLE on their slimy hands!

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    ummm, run for cover, crap pants, draw weapon, hope they don't stop the car
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    I had something similar to a drive by happen in front of my house as a kid. Except it was 2 cars shooting at each other. I think a poker game went bad. My parents knew both of them and they were not very happy about it. Anyway, I would probably do exactly what I did then. Roll off the couch onto the floor. If the kids were home I would be finding them next. Get low and get away.
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    Cover!

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    Yep unless they stopped and got out it would be over to quick to return fire. Shooting at the fleeing vehicle would not be advised as the threat is no longer there and with my luck the one shot I fired would hit the bad guy, two dogs and a grandmother 12 blocks down the street.
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    I would look for cover, draw my gun and wait it out. If the shooting vehicle stops and the criminals decide to get out and threaten me, I would open fire in a heartbeat.

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