From the article: ""He had chest and abdomen shots," Carney said. "It's a miracle. They missed the heart and major arteries."
DiMaio predicted that Alvarez would survive since the bullets missed vital organs and didn't cause excessive bleeding."
I gather the NYPD issues the 124-grain +P Gold Dot hollow-point 9mm cartridge by CCI Speer...pulled that off the web, so it could well be wrong
Placement isn't everything, but it sure is high on the list!
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