Wounding Characteristics of “Shotshell” Ammunition: A Report of Three Cases

    Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 1981)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1981

    Page Count: 8


    Campbell, B
    Medical technologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio

    Balraj, E
    Deputy coroner, Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio, Ohio

    Adelson, L
    Chief deputy coroner, Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio, Ohio

    Fransioli, M
    Deputy coroner, Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio, Ohio

    Zumwalt, RE
    Assistant professor of pathology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

    (Received 30 April 1980; accepted 16 May 1980)

    Abstract

    Wounds caused by “shotshells” in three homicides are presented. Characteristics of shotshell ammunition based on test firings of 38 Special shotshells are detailed. Differences between shotshell wounds and shotgun wounds may include pattern spread, number of pellet defects, and defects caused by the shotshell wadding and plastic capsule.


    Paper ID: JFS11349J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11349J

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    Title Wounding Characteristics of “Shotshell” Ammunition: A Report of Three Cases
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