“Authorities say a woman was killed after she was hit by a stray bullet fired into her bedroom by a man who was aiming at his car, which had just been stolen,” oregonlive.com reports. “Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies received multiple calls between 11:10 and 11:25 p.m. Thursday from people who said they heard at least 10 gunshots in Bonney Lake. Shortly afterward, a woman called 911 to report her son’s Jeep was stolen. She said he fired shots from a handgun before chasing after the car.”
An innocent woman is dead, hit in the head with a bullet. The entrance hole in the window seems to be in line with the direction the shooter admits to shooting. Firing his weapon at a car thief who didn’t pose a threat of death or grievous bodily harm — at least to him.
A shooter is responsible for every bullet they fire. Some say every bullet has an attorney attached to it. In any case, it’s important to know your target and what’s beyond it. When you shoot, you’re unleashing deadly force. Do not unleash it when it’s not absolutely necessary in a highly populated area.
You don’t want to be “that guy,” explaining your actions to that woman’s friends and family.
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