Determination of Direction of Fire from Graze Gunshot Wounds of Internal Organs

    Volume 29, Issue 1 (January 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Dixon, DS
    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner District of Columbia, Washington, DC

    (Received 16 March 1983; accepted 7 June 1983)

    Abstract

    Graze gunshot wounds of internal organs produce injuries similar to those seen on the skin surface. Careful examination of the distribution of lacerations on the tissue tags along the margins of the graze trough may permit a determination of the direction of fire.


    Paper ID: JFS11669J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11669J

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