A gunshot is one way that ends people’s lives as it is considered a quick and silent way to kill. An impact made by a bullet depends on the type of gun used to shoot. However, there are two ways in which death meets a shot victim. One way is through mechanical damage to a body organ that serves a crucial purpose. A lung, for example, plays a vital role in the breathing system. Once it is fractured, complications arise leading to death. The other known cause of death via a bullet wound is a result of a wave created when a bullet gets in contact with a human body.
When a person gets shot on the leg or arm, the impact is not as much as if a person is shot on the chest. A hand gunshot wound could be a slight injury, especially if a bullet just scratches the hand barely touching the whole hand. A person cannot die immediately after receiving a bullet on the hand. The death factor comes in when the wound is infected and spread in other parts of the body. This majorly occurs to people who fail to seek proper medical attention and rely on home treatment. When the ingestion is discovered a few days later where surgeries are required, then it becomes hard to save that life.
If a sniper aims directly for an individual’s chest, the probability of survival is minimal. A human chest carries crucial organs like ribs, chest wall, spinal cord, spine, heart, lungs, diaphragm, aorta, bronchi, esophagus, and major vessels. Gunshot injury in the chest leads to severe blood loss and complications with breathing. This may lead to unconsciousness if a low caliber gun was used, and luckily the victim can survive. A higher caliber gun leaves nothing unturned, causing an immediate death or after a few minutes.
The type of gun used defines its impact on a victim’s body. This is because, when a bullet lands on a human body, the production of waves occurs. Greater waves are formed as a result of fast bullet speed. Body tissues absorb this energy causing a body explosion, and that is the other source of demise. People have come across body scans showing shattered bones but a bullet never reached these areas. The waves created crashed these bones as a bullet entered a body.
Doctors would say, big bullets with smaller waves are better than small bullets with big waves. They are all harmful to people’s body but the impact is what differentiates them. A small bullet that is created to travel for a long distance produces inferior vibrations compared to a huge one. People may have questions regarding the types of gun machines used by snipers to shoot and kill. These assassins use bullets with larger calibers for better shock vibrations.
A bullet that splits an artery causes the demise of a person within the first few minutes after the gunshot. When people think of committing suicide, they think about cutting open their wrists. This ends up in massive blood loss that causes demise when the wound is not attended to as soon as possible. Just like a deep knife cut, a destroyed organ oozes plenty of blood that pronounces a person as no more.
An organ hit by a bullet leads to a reduction in the chances of recovering and ends up causing a passing away of the victim. Direct bullet to the heart, for example, completely cuts blood circulation. The heart will not have the ability to pump blood to other parts of the body. Body organs without this liquid are like a windmill with no wind. They are as good as dead, and a body cannot survive with fallen organs hence passing away.
The high-velocity bullets are reported to mostly cause immediate demises. There are circumstances where an individual passes on from a bullet that hit one or two people first. Humans might have the idea that when a bullet hits the person in front of them, they will leave that scene unscratched. This happens when the bullets used are of lower calibers, but higher calibers bullets are strong enough to take down a crowd from one shooting.