"gunfight" and "exchange of gunfire"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 22 01:37:47 UTC 2013

Well, it's clear that the initial exchange with the pair involved a
gunfight. From the Globe today:

> “I saw him standing there shooting at police,” Aske said. “When he
> fired, there was a little flash of light. I could hear the gun firing.
> It was terrifying.”

Not sure about the second. Reporters generally can only tell a major
change in sound of gunfire, not so much if there are multiple
/different/ guns. For that matter, I'm not even sure anyone actually
fired a live shot near the boat.

Both NBC and local ABC network reporters pointed out that the /sound/ of
gunfire had changed at some point when Jokhar was found. But it's not
clear from what to what. Details are coming out slowly. We might know by
end of next week.

Latest, so far: http://goo.gl/5G1xQ


On 4/20/2013 3:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 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.
> JL

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