So the woman who was shot through the neck survived and was already released from the hospital. As for the shooter, I guess he must have hit an artery in his leg somehow? I’ve read a couple different articles on this and still have no idea how he managed to do that unless the woman that he shot was laying down with her head on his lap or something.
Edit to add: I’m not going to call the woman “lucky” because I’m reminded of an old quote from George Orwell, who had suffered a similar injury:
The D.C. Public Library system confirmed the woman was shot in a downstairs meeting room during a Special Police training session. A retired D.C. police lieutenant conducted the training on how to use an extended baton, Chief Robert Contee said.
Sources familiar with the investigation told News4 that when the trainer drew a pistol to illustrate how quickly it could be done, he fired one shot, striking an officer in the chest.
“I don’t have answers as to why the live firearm was in asp baton training,” Contee said. “I don’t have those answers for you right now.”
The threat of having a firearm in your home redounds to:
any potential intruders into your home
in that order.
Safe storage and training can alter to overall magnitude of the risk, but not the rank order of the risk.
In a public setting, the threat to those around you so hugely overwhelms any possible “good guy with a gun” scenario as to make it negligible. It’s a superhero fantasy level thing. And this applies to cops as well.