7 People Struck By One Bullet During Family-Friendly Dance In Texas

7 People Struck By One Bullet During Family-Friendly Dance In Texas

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    7 People Struck By One Bullet During Family-Friendly Dance In Texas

    Every round that goes down range has your name on it. Every fragment apparently does, too.... The title of the article is a bit misleading, but it still seems to be an unusual event.

    7 People Struck By One Bullet During Family-Friendly Dance In Texas

    Houston, TX — Seven people were wounded by a single bullet during a family-friendly community dance on Sunday evening.

    The incident occurred at Mercado Sabadomingo on Airline Drive at approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 22, KIAH reported.

    Witnesses said a man pulled out a gun and fired one round, shooting a 30-year-old male in the thigh, The Washington Post reported.

    The bullet passed through the victim’s leg and hit the concrete floor, at which point it fragmented.

    Four men between the ages of 26 and 33, and two women who were ages 26 and 43, were struck by the shrapnel.


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    I thought this was going to be a variation of the Walther P38 scene on the tank from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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    Frangible ammo?
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    That is how we learn to dance in Texas. Shootouts in dance halls.
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    Hope the first guy didn’t have a blood born pathogen:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    Hope the first guy didn’t have a blood born pathogen:)

    Doesn't hot lead kill germs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Doesn't hot lead kill germs?
    My understanding is that only at certain velocities and bullet types:)
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    This is why you should only dance on hardwood floors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    My understanding is that only at certain velocities and bullet types:)
    Known fact = .45acp kills souls (and pathogens)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Any Day Now View Post
    Known fact = .45acp kills souls (and pathogens)
    Exactly! But only a 230 weight load fired from a 1911
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    Something tells me that this news item is being overblown. It's difficult to believe that seven people were significantly injured, or actually injured at all, with bullet fragments. There probably was some panic involved and a need felt to be "checked out" medically. It's an unfortunate occurrence, but is sensational enough to warrant being bally-hooed by a faithless media.

    I've been struck by bullet fragments on occasion when shooting at steel objects at fairly close range such as 25 yard chicken silhouette targets when participating in Hunter Pistol Silhouette competition. Some few stung too, but it wasn't worth a trip to the hospital or even to make a big deal about it. The moral of that story being wear shooting glasses and don't shoot at close metal objects.

    Of course I'm so dumb that I didn't seek medical attention for a bullet ricochet that caused fragments to strike me in the head, to be found 17 years later through CT scans to have penetrated the skull and be resting behind my left eye.

    So, I'm a nitwit. That's not newsworthy.
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    A fellow many years ago was shooting at steel at a local club with an AK or Chicom. He was too lazy to keep walking out there and setting the steel back on top of the railroad tie, so he laid them against it. A round ricocheted and hit him in the neck. Story went that he stopped breathing and was brought back by someone who knew proper first aid on the range.

    We had a few hit by fragments during bowling pin shoots.

    The supplied link only shows a still picture of the officer giving the report to the news cameras. On tv you could see the odd look on his face as he recounted the number of people struck by one shot.
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    bmcgilvray, I was struck by a ricochet in the cheek below my left eye several years back while shooting at a Navy range. I figure that the round must have hit a rock as we were fairly close to the berm. It did not break the skin, but I was very happy to have been wearing glasses.

    Given the damage inflicted on me during the force-on-force class I took last year, and the amount of bleeding and bruising I took from mere airsoft projectiles, I don't take any impact lightly.
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    If this was a 45 FMJ that overpentrated, in defiance of 45 FMJ don't overpentrate believers, may that detail be made public.
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    Well, look where one round of 45 FMJ overpenetrated and struck 7 people. Mythbusted.
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    Got me laughing now as I remember a time in my youth when two of us were in a farm field with old junk cars and trucks shooting. Me with my 19 and a friend with his 3 screw 41 mag Ruger shooting 900+fps cast reloads. He shot at a bumper and the round came flying back and passed right between us. Gulp!! Enough of that.
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