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Muzzle Imprint

GUNSHOTS

 

Extent of Injury Depends on Many Factors

 

Type of weapon used

Type of bullet

Range of fire

Potential energy of bullet

Site of injury

 

Firearms most commonly used

 

Handguns

Rifles

Shotguns

 

Range of Fire

 

Distant or long range

Medium range

Close or short range

Near contact or contact range

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