In 4 mass shootings since January this year alone, 25 people were killed, and 11 injured in 4 states.
In the last 6 years, 376 people were killed in mass shootings in the US.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass shooting is defined as an incident in which four or more lives are claimed by the perpetrator.
The US Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”
Recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives.
Essentially, you have 3 options – to RUN, HIDE, and FIGHT.
The SUN News team recently covered an active shooter response training exercise by the Ventura County Fire Dept (VCFD) at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Jon Cowsill reports.