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(Picture not from scene, but still relevant)

I’m not one to take anything FOX writes as gospel.. but I found this interesting:

He turned to face authorities one last time, firing two rounds from his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun before a bullet to the head ended his rampage. Police said Wicks fired a total of five shots during the shootout, while officers fired 81 shots.

Source – Fox5Vegas

81 shots?!?! Isn’t that a bit excessive? Did a few police officers do mag dumps? Maybe there were a lot of police shooting a few rounds each?

Video of event captured on iphone

A one-minute, 13-second video clip posted on the Web site YouTube includes at least 45 gunshots, many in rapid succession. Nicholas Gramenos, who recorded the clip, said he was leaving the courthouse when the shooting erupted.

Source – CNN

Chances are the iphone video didn’t start the instant the shootout started, so that 81 shot report from FOX might be valid after all.

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A gunman walked into a Las Vegas federal courthouse Monday morning and opened fire, killing a court security officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal.

Seven employees of the U.S. Marshals Service chased the shooter out of the building and returned fire, according to authorities. He died after collapsing across the street from the courthouse from multiple gunshot wounds, said Ramon Denby, spokesman for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Officials say the gunman was clad entirely in black.

Full Story – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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