At the outset of this article, it is imperative to state that this author has no inside information, other than what has been made public in the press, with regards to the nature of the wounds suffered during the June 14th mass shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, nor with regards to the treatment provided to the victims at the scene of the shooting.

As reported by news outlets, at 7:09 AM local time on June 14th, James Hodgkinson opened fire on the GOP baseball team as it practiced, firing over 50 rounds from a 7.62 caliber rifle (possibly an SKS) as well as a 9 mm handgun.  Two Capitol police officers — David Bailey and Crystal Griner — were wounded, as was Tyson Food lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional staffer Zach Barth, and U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise.

All of the victims suffered gunshot wounds to various locations on their bodies.  The shooter himself was killed by either the Capitol police officers or quickly-arriving Alexandria police officers, or a combination of both.

It is critical for the purposes of studying how to respond to these types of events — both tactically and medically — that the details are eventually released to the public, in some form and at a point deemed appropriate commensurate with the ongoing investigation.  Some details have already been released, including details of the actions on scene, and on the condition and wounding of various victims.  We should applaud the release of those details so far.