"gunfight" and "exchange of gunfire"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 20 19:06:26 UTC 2013

These appear to be exciting knee-jerk terms for "the sound of numerous
gunshots ."

Media reports claim that Joker was captured after a gun battle with police.

But has anyone actually reported that in his weakened condition he did any
shooting at all, or that he was even captured in possession of a firearm?

Just asking.


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