–Several People fled (Evade/Run).
–At Least One Person locked herself in a closet. (Barricade/Hide).
–Several People Tackled the killer. (Respond if Necessary/Fight).
The direct response to the killer included all three elements of Clear, Control and Counter in regard to dealing with an armed attacker:
“Vasquez said his boss argued with the shooter and grabbed his arm to point the gun away from bystanders. Then, a half-dozen people tackled the shooter and pummeled him, apparently knocking him unconscious…“
In addition to that very efficient and effective Fight Response, others took different actions to protect themselves from harm:
“Fortune said Circle K gave police immediate access to live feeds of the building’s surveillance cameras, which showed two people — one on the ground — in the main part of the store and a woman locked in a closet.“
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Preparation and willingness to ACT is the key to surviving an Active Shooter Event. Understanding how to apply the three simply steps of a run, hide, fight approach is the key. There are many examples of these tactics saving lives.
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