Even though the guy survived, you really can't fault the woman's shooting. She did a nice head-to-torso placement of her rounds and tagged him 5 of 6. He was apparently just lucky.
No kidding she swiss cheesed some major organs there, he should have been taking a dirt nap.
We used to refer to this phenomenon [mult life threatening wounds, with survival likely] as having a “high dirt ball titre.” The theory is: The less the positive contribution to society one makes, the harder they are to kill.
Indeed, 3 rounds to vital organs in the torso and two rounds to the head.
He is extremely lucky no matter how you cut it. People will suggest more powerful calibers, but very few thugs would survive what she just delivered from a .38, and the fact of the matter is that we know that she can shoot that revolver.
This is a great argument for high capacity magazines. If she were not such a good shot, or if there were multiple perps, she would have needed more rounds. And she would have needed them in the gun, not the drawer.
Final note, this is the best written news article about home defense that I've ever read. It correctly identified the perp and the victim and it also correctly identified the critical nature of the shooter's actions. Kudos to this reporter.
Sounds as if he was already well ventilated¿?
I agree. a .38 should be sufficient.
The guy is extremely lucky.
He'll get well and be a menace again...he probably has no education and no prospect of a job...ever.
Society would have benefited from his death. A non-productive parasite.
Multifariously punctured, as the poet said.
Color him ventilated.
The only improvement would have been for her to use hollow points.