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active shooter

A perpetrator (of a potential mass shooting) who is actively shooting at people, typically targeting victims in a crowded and confined space. If there is a report of an active shooter, police aim to respond within minutes. The police were quick to respond to the active shooter situation and disarm the attacker.
See also: active, shooter
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"The active shooter was shot and killed at the Cinergy in Odessa," Midland police said on Facebook, referring to a multiplex cinema complex in Odessa.
Serving on the Active Shooter Panel of Experts, I hated the term and so did most present.
"The beauty of the active shooter coverage is that it steps in right away.
The active shooter drills complement a range of other security measures that congregations have adopted since the Pittsburgh massacre, in which a gunman killed 11 worshippers in October.
Toward that end, the Active Shooter Deterrent System features an intuitive lighting system in which a green light directs students away from a shooter and a red light warns that the shooter is in that direction.
Google is rejecting allegations that it failed to notify temporary and contract workers about the active shooter that attacked YouTube's headquarters in April, disputing claims it rushed to protect full-time employees but left lower-paid contractors in danger, Business Insider reports, citing a Google spokesperson.
In the wake of the attack, US President Donald Trump had asked people to "beware of the active shooter".
When I came across the Active Shooter Response Kit Gen2 from T3 Gear, I realized I'd found my answer.
* As a last resort, you can attempt to take the active shooter down.
In addition to the active shooter response technologies, the Secure Grid[R] Smart Card solution delivers a comprehensive, enterprise end-to-end solution featuring:
If possible, help others escape and prevent others from entering an area where the active shooter may be.
As a last resort--and only when your life is in imminent danger--attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:
Many of the insurers leading the way in the active shooter market (https://www.marsh.com/content/dam/marsh/Documents/PDF/US-en/2016%20Terrorism%20Risk%20Insurance%20Report.pdf) did the same within the market for terrorism insurance - namely, American International Group Inc., or AIG, and Lloyd's of London, which, along with Miller, backs Atlanta-based Southern Insurance Underwriters Inc.
A mass shooting is a subset of the active shooter category, where the mass shooter intentionally intends to kill as many people as possible.