People get shot all the time.
Bad guys shoot at bad guys. Bad guys shoot at good guys and good guys shoot back. Either cops, or citizen good guy.
Have you notice that cops will sometime shoot a bad guy that doesn't need to get shot (oops), or shoot 300 bullets at a bad guy and none of them hit said bad guy?
And when bad guys shoot at other bad guy innocent bystanders seem to catch a bullet with some fredquency?
I find it odd that you rarely hear a story about a cop's profligate use of lead slinging rarely hits uninvolved parties, but it seems you can't open a newspaper without seeing a story of a bad guy's bullet finding the toddler. It just seems like an odd sort of tragedy. I wonder why? At least it seems that way. I rarely see stories about a stray bullet of a cop hitting some kid 3 blocks away from the action.
Oh sure, the bad guys aren't known for their marksmanship or adherence to the 4 Rules. But cops aren't always shining through with stellar feats of accuracy. Perhaps cops are just more atuned to #4 "be aware of your target and what is behind it" and such precautions are of no concern to bad guys. But that doesn't seem right.
More causation could probably point to: bad guys readily shoot their guns more than cops, I think. So more chance of hitting uninvolved parties in various violent disputes.
It's still a horrible tragedy when a kid takes a round.
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