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Woman shot 18 times, drives self to hospital

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drizzt, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Well-Known Member

    Woman shot 18 times, drives self to hospital

    Tribune Chronicle

    YOUNGSTOWN - A 30-year-old Stewart Avenue resident who was ambushed and shot up to 18 times by her estranged husband drove herself to St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said.

    Regina Jones-Peoples, 2020 Stewart, had just pulled into the driveway of her home about 8 p.m. Thursday, when, according to police, her estranged husband, Marcus Jones, 29, ran up from behind some bushes and hit her several times in the head with the butt of a pistol while yelling obscenities. Jones is believed to live on South Jackson Avenue.

    Jones then fired the pistol numerous times at close range, hitting Jones-Peoples six times in the abdomen, four times in the legs, five times in the right breast, two times in the neck and once in the left wrist, police said.

    Police would not say what kind of gun or what caliber of ammunition was used.

    Jones ran away after shooting the woman, police said. They issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of attempted murder, abduction and aggravated burglary.

    After the shooting, Jones-Peoples got back into her car and drove herself to St. Elizabeth for treatment, police said. She was listed in stable condition Friday.

    She told police that she believes Jones was stalking her because she has felony charges pending against him.


  2. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    Could it be something like a pellet gun?

    18 shots in a semi-auto pistol of any other calibers I can easily think of with commonly available mags of that cap would (I would think) do much more than little holes.

    Perhaps something underpowered, plus FMJ, plus bad (thank someone above!) shooting?
  3. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    22 BB cap? I am thinking also pellet pistol but I don't know of any that fire 18 without reloading that doofy cylinder.
  4. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Well-Known Member

    Maybe a Drozd?

    Yeah. That's gotta be an airgun of some sort. :eek: :scrutiny: :uhoh:

    Maybe a large-capacity .25 :rolleyes: :D
  5. jamz

    jamz Well-Known Member

    18 rounds? He stopped to reload apparently?

  6. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

    bet it was a glock 17. :neener:
  7. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    I was thinking a .25 but 18 rounds would be at least one reload.
  8. Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes Well-Known Member

    Here's the ugly truth none of like to talk/think about: 85% of all handgun GSW victims survive.

    The biggest factor in "stopping" an attacker with a handgun is not caliber, expansion, wound ballistics, bullet speed or bullet weight. It's psychological.

    If the person receiving the GSW reacts by thinking "OMG I've been shot, I'm going to die! I better fall down now", as we've been trained by TV and movies, they will.

    Other than a direct CNS hit, GSW recipients die from bleeding out, which might take hours. And I'm not full convinced that all CNS hits with a handgun are instantly debilitating.
  9. spartacus2002

    spartacus2002 Well-Known Member

    heh heh... I'm getting popcorn in case it was a 9mm... :neener:
  10. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Cut down Marlin Model 60? Steyr? Glock M17?

    But, but in the movies people fall down like dropped hammers. :rolleyes:
  11. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

  12. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    What do you want to bet that this lady was - how shall we say it? - "laterally gifted" ???

  13. Sam

    Sam Well-Known Member

    "Laterally Gifted"?

    I take it you were referring to ultra-soft body armor?
    70-80 lbs of "ultra-soft" body armor could absorb quite a number of hits from say a 22lr or a 25.

  14. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking; 400 pound woman and 22 lr . . . altough I am not sure there are any 22 pistols that hold 18 rounds.

    (now if it was 9mm . . . . . )
  15. GT

    GT Well-Known Member

  16. GT

    GT Well-Known Member

    That would be a mu mu.

    Get your fashion terminology right!

  17. PowderBurn

    PowderBurn Well-Known Member

    400 lb woman = ISBA

    Integral Soft Body Armor
  18. q102josh

    q102josh Well-Known Member

    yeah it must have been either a BB gun, a .22 or a .25. i mean no one could survive being shot 18 times with a common defensive caliber. even if they did miraculiously survive the initial damage, they'd be too incapacitated to drive themself to the hospital.
  19. ny32182

    ny32182 Well-Known Member

    6 shots in the abdomen and 5 shots in the right breast from anything bigger than a .22 has got to be fatal... I don't care who you are. Not to mention four rounds to the legs, two to the neck (even if she was a huge woman, two shots to the neck from even a .22, and she is still walking?) My money is on a pellet gun, and a weak one at that.
  20. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    This doesn't really surprise me.
    I have never seen anyone shot this many times personally, but I have seen people shot quite a few times and they lived to tell about it. Once in particular I saw two guys that had obviously answered the door only to be shot 17 times between the two of them. Both lived and I wasn't really worried about either one of them dying before we could get them to the hospital.
    Unfortunately, not many people believe these truths: Handguns are not very powerful. It isn't the number of shots fired or even the number of hits you get: all that matters is WHERE the hits are. One hit in the right place and it is lights out. 18 hits SOMEWHERE in the body might not be all that big of a deal. Even when something like this comes up, people are still in denial. This thread is a good example.

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