Firearms Cases

Suicide Picture Head Wounds
figure 7.1 A man was discovered seated at his dining table. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds Suicide
figure 7.3 The gun is still in his hand (arrow). See next photo.
Gunshot Wound Hand
figure 7.2 He was still seated after the injury. Blood had pooled onto the floor. See next photo.
Gunshot Wound Hand
figure 7.4 A different view of the gun in his hand and the obvious exit wound to the top of his head. The entrance wound in the mouth could not be examined at the scene. See next photo.
Bullet Hole His Body
figure 7.5 The arrow points to the bullet hole. There are also blood spatters to the right of the hole. These findings give the examiner the position of the body at the time the gun was fired.
Gunshot Picture Bullet Wound
figure 7.8 A bullet hole in her glasses shows how she was shot in the right eye. See next photo.
Gun Decomposition
figure 7.10 The clothing and her shoes helped to make the identification. See next photo.
Bullet Wounds The Head Children
figure 7.6 These decomposed remains are of a woman who was shot in the head. She had recently given birth to a child she planned to sell. When she decided not to sell the child, she was murdered. See next photo.
Stippling Gunshot
figure 7.9 There was marked postmortem decomposition consistent with the five days she was missing in the summertime. See next photo.
Stippling Gunshot
figure 7.11 Her recently sutured cesarean incision was pulling apart because of the bloating. This also helped to make the identification. The assailant confessed to killing the
Stippling Gunshot
figure 7.12 This woman was shot in the arm by an estranged boyfriend. The photograph was taken during the resuscitation attempt. See next photo.
Stippling Gunshot Wound
figure 7.13 She was shot with a .357. There is stippling on the arm in addition to the markedly destroyed arm. There is also a wound to the face. See next photo.
357 Gunshot Wound
figure 7.14 The arm is positioned in front of the face to show how one shot could account for all the injuries. See next photo.

figure 7.15 The facial wounds consisted of a gunshot wound below the nose and other injuries from the bone fragments of the arm. See next photo.

357 Gunshot Wound PicturesGun Wounds Shoulder

figure 7.16 The edges of the injury to the face can be approximated to show it was caused by a gunshot wound. See next photo.

figure 7.17 The injuries to the arm can be approximated to show this was a single gunshot wound.

Gunshot Grazed The Arm
figure 7.18 This man was shot multiple times from the same gun. The wounds to the shoulder and chest were caused by "rat" shot or "snake" shot. See next photo.
Gunshot Graze Wounds

figure 7.20 The graze (gutter) wound to the top of the head was caused by a single projectile. See next photo.

Gunshot Wounds The Chest
figure 7.19 A closer view of the two shots to the upper chest. See next photo.
Gunshot Wound Hand

figure 7.21 Wounds on the left hand were also caused by snake shot.

figure 7.20 The graze (gutter) wound to the top of the head was caused by a single projectile. See next photo.

figure 7.21 Wounds on the left hand were also caused by snake shot.

Gunshot Wound
figure 7.22 Law enforcement responded to a call and discovered a woman dead in bed from gunshot wounds to the abdomen. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds
figure 7.24 The arrows are pointing to the three exit wounds. All the bullets were found in the bed. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds The Abdomen
figure 7.23 There were multiple shots to the abdomen with abundant gunpowder. A gun was next to her in the bed. See next photo.
Gunshot Wounds
figure 7.25 There were three loose contact wounds to the abdomen. One of the bullets hit the spleen. There were no other major organs damaged. See next photo.
Suicide Wounds From Guns
figure 7.26 On the kitchen table were papers indicating the woman was putting her affairs in order. The investigator now knew the manner could be ruled suicide.
357 Gunshot Wound
figure 7.27 A suicide with two loose contact wounds to the head. The wounds are near the eye and on the forehead. The man left a suicide note at the scene. The lowest arrow points to a tongue piercing which can be seen on X-rays. See next photo.
Abdomen Rays Gunshot

figure 7.28 The X-ray shows the two bullets in the head and a piercing of the tongue by a "barbell" piece of jewelry. The bullet which entered near the eye travelled along the base of the brain, causing little damage. The shot to the forehead perforated the brain. See next photo.

Gunshot Wound Bullet The Head

figure 7.29 A side view of the bullets. The head of the zipper is from the bag he was in when the radiographs were taken.

figure 7.28 The X-ray shows the two bullets in the head and a piercing of the tongue by a "barbell" piece of jewelry. The bullet which entered near the eye travelled along the base of the brain, causing little damage. The shot to the forehead perforated the brain. See next photo.

figure 7.29 A side view of the bullets. The head of the zipper is from the bag he was in when the radiographs were taken.

Tongue Base Wounds The Sides

figure 7.30 In the dining room at the end of the foyer in this house were two bodies. The arrow points to a gun. See next photo.

Brain Damage Gunshot Wound

figure 7.30 In the dining room at the end of the foyer in this house were two bodies. The arrow points to a gun. See next photo.

figure 7.31 The man was lying next to the woman, a pool of blood around his head. See next photo.

Shotgun Wound The Head
figure 7.32 The woman was lying on the floor with blood around her head and an apparent gunshot wound to the
Gunshot Exit Wound Cheek

figure 7.34 The cheek wound appeared to be a close range deposition needs to be measured for test firing comparisons.

shot; however, the face should be washed prior to making the See next photo.

definitive determination. See next photo.

figure 7.34 The cheek wound appeared to be a close range deposition needs to be measured for test firing comparisons.

shot; however, the face should be washed prior to making the See next photo.

definitive determination. See next photo.

Stippling Gunshot
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Responses

  • Celendine
    How would a shotgun wound at close range look like?
    3 years ago
  • Sofia
    What does it look like to be shot in the face with a shotgun?
    9 months ago

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