Twenty-eight shootings in 2019 have been designated as active shooter incidents. The report, Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2019, focuses on active shooter incidents – a specific type of shooting situation.
The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing, or attempting to kill, people in a populated area.
Implicit in this definition is the shooter’s use of one or more firearms. The active aspect of the definition inherently implies that both law enforcement personnel and citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the incident based upon their responses to the situation.
In 11 incidents, law enforcement engaged the shooter; in seven of those incidents, they sustained injuries. Two law enforcement officers were killed; 15 law enforcement officers were wounded (13 from gunshot wounds and two from injuries incidental to the shooting).
To download a copy of the report, visit https://tinyurl.com/yczzqcdt