Volume 39, Issue 3 (May 1994)

    Fatal Injuries Caused by Guns Using Shotshell: Case Reports and Ballistic Studies

    (Received 19 July 1993; accepted 8 October 1993)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The authors present six cases of homicide and suicide in which the weapon involved was a handgun using shotshell. The injuries caused are described and the ballistic characteristics of the weapons are studied. Such weapons, which are relatively easy to obtain, are not as innocuous as they may appear, since they may be modified either by changing the barrel or by removal of the device inside the barrel which is intended to prevent the firing of solid slugs.


    Author Information:

    Alengrin, D
    Assistant Physician, Service of Forensic Medecine, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Rougé, D
    Lecturer, Faculté de Médecine, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse and Attending Physician, Service of Forensic Medecine, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Marril, G
    Head of the Ballistics Department, Police Scientific Laboratory, Toulouse,

    Arbus, L
    Head of Department, Service of Forensic Medecine, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Telmon, N
    Registrar, Service of Forensic Medecine, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Bras, P-M
    Assistant Physician, Service of Forensic Medecine, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,


    Stock #: JFS13642J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13642J

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    Title Fatal Injuries Caused by Guns Using Shotshell: Case Reports and Ballistic Studies
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