chapter  13
20 Pages

Gunshot Wounds

A. Where was the person shot? B. How many times was the decedent shot? C. Where are the entries and reentries? Where are the exits? D. Are there any bullets through clothes that did not penetrate the

body? E. What was the course or direction of each shot through the body? F. What was the sequence of fire? G. What is the mechanism of death due to gunshot? H. What was the muzzle to target distance? Contact? Close? Intermediate? Distant? Any intermediate targets? Ricochet? I. What was the direction of fire, especially in relation to the shooter? J. In what position was the decedent when shot? K. What is the estimated interval of survival between injury and death? L. What was the capacity for movement and activity after being shot?