Could You Handle the Chaos? by Robert Farago | May 21, 2012 | 18 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Daniel says: May 21, 2012 at 14:09 Run. Far away. Fast. You don’t know what’s happening. Get the hell out. Reply brigo50 says: May 21, 2012 at 14:42 Either right in front or right behind you, protecting me and mine on the way out, not my job to get involved with current conflict. I am not Police, I am not a reserve, I am not a back-up anything. I am only sworn in to defend my own life and those in my immediate surrounding (state of Indiana) Reply Bobalou says: May 21, 2012 at 15:51 This occurred during a police investigation of a shooting which had previously left 3 dead, 3 wounded. A women was shot dead by a pregnant woman who was then shot and wounded by an officer of the LMPD. The west end of Louisville has had a spate of shootings recently. I wouldn’t travel through that area of town unless I was in an armored personnel carrier. Well that’s not really true, it would have to be a tank…… Reply Wiebelhaus says: May 21, 2012 at 21:05 Thanks for some context. Reply RKflorida says: May 21, 2012 at 15:51 One thing jumped out at me which was the gratuitous screaming by the dumb ass women. Just scream for no reason. That added to the overall tension of the scene as it always does. Look for it and you will see that it ramps up the tension dramatically. Makes me want to belt someone in the mouth. Reply Buuurr says: May 21, 2012 at 15:58 Ditto. Reply matt says: May 21, 2012 at 16:10 They scream only because they don’t know whats going on, if they did know, they would be crying hysterically instead; they are no more than a very old infant. I wish I had it as easy as them and could get thru life with just my pecks. Reply pair-o-dee says: May 21, 2012 at 16:41 FLAME DELETED Reply bontai Joe says: May 21, 2012 at 16:09 I always notice there is a couple of people that seem to be standing still in total disbelief with their hands at their sides not moving, frozen just like a deer in the car’s headlights the instant before the bumber splats ’em. No clue about what is going on around them, no clue that maybe, just maybe they ought to run or seek cover or duck or something to get out of the line(s) of fire. Reply Silver says: May 22, 2012 at 02:17 That’s what happens to people who go through life in condition white. And when all’s said and done, they blame the guns for pulling them from their blissful condition white dreamland and forcing a brief doze of reality upon them. Reply DDavis says: May 21, 2012 at 17:01 Until it happens, you really do not know what you will do. Many years ago, working as a newspaper photographer,I was caught in the middle of a riot which turned into a gunfight that left five people dead. When the rounds started flying, I dived into the floorboard of my car, called on two way radio to the office, and screamed for POLICE! When the initial barrage stopped, I started making pics. No problems until several hours later. That is when the shaking started. Reply Tim McNabb says: May 21, 2012 at 18:03 Where the hell did all the cops come from, or were those a bunch of CCW holders running to the fray. They sure muzzled a lot of people… Reply Matt in FL says: May 21, 2012 at 21:24 A second shooting occurred during the investigation of the first, which happened earlier in the day. It was only a block or two away, and the cops were already there (as well as press, bystanders, lookie-loo’s of all flavors) cordoning off a couple block radius around the first shooting, so they all came running. Reply Johnny says: May 21, 2012 at 22:13 That’s what I thought at first too. Reply Tom says: May 21, 2012 at 21:47 Looks like a typical day at work. Actually, we had things blow up or serious injuries occur at someplaces that I worked and the dumb foundry people were much better organized and controlled. Reply 9mm&4wd says: May 21, 2012 at 23:45 No idea what I’d actually do, never experienced anything like it. Reply One If By Land says: May 22, 2012 at 06:28 I don’t know what happened to these posts, but they’re not loading on a mobile device. Reply uncommon_sense says: May 22, 2012 at 08:25 Okay let’s take a page from the “how students should respond to a school shooting” handbook. (1) As soon as you hear what could be a gunshot, don’t question it. Assume that it is and note the direction from which it came. (2) Move quickly and safely in the opposite direction from the source of the sound. Try to get behind cover as soon as possible. Move really far away. There is one potential caveat to this — especially if you are armed. If the shots were extremely close — say within 20 feet — get low immediately and to the nearest cover away from the source of the gunshots. Then use as much cover as possible while putting as much distance as possible between yourself and the shooter. Above all, remember that it is much harder to place debilitating shots on a moving target even at close distances. The faster you move, the harder it is for the shooter to actually hit you. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.