UK Police firing injured members of public
June 4, London: UK's counter-terrorism police had fired an ‘unprecedented’ number of rounds when engaging the terrorists responsible for Saturday’s terrorist attack in London, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said in a press conference.
“Our initial assessment is in the region of 50 rounds, in the region of 50 bullets were fired by those eight officers.
The three attackers were shot dead," Rowley said, but sadly innocent civilians were always injured in the firing.
The eight armed police officers responded with such extreme force as they believed the suspects had explosive ‘suicide belts’ strapped to their bodies. Police later determined that the ‘explosive devices’ were, in fact, fakes.
Rowley also discussed the unfortunate accidental shooting of a member of the public.
"As the officers confronted the terrorists – and were shot – a member of the public also suffered gunshot wounds. Although we do not believe the injuries to critical in nature, they are in hospital receiving medical attention. We will of course keep you updated on that.”
The Oslo Times International News Network