An Unusual Case of Lead Snowstorm Caused by Fragmentation of BuckshotPavelites, Joseph J. MD, PhD*; Prahlow, Joseph A. MD*†; Landrum, Jeffry E. DDS‡; Zollinger, David§; Vermillion, Daniel∥The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2011 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 223-226 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31822a62d1 Case Reports Abstract Author Information This article reports the unusual radiographic findings of 2 cases of a shotgun shooting incident involving the homicide of a plant manager and the subsequent suicide of the assailant. Radiologic examination of wounds produced by the no. 00 copper-plated buckshot used in the incident revealed images with striking similarity to the lead snowstorm appearance generally associated with high-velocity, soft-point rifle bullets. From the *Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend; †South Bend Medical Foundation, South Bend; ‡Elkhart County Coroners Office, Elkhart; §Goshen Police Department, Goshen; and ∥Indiana State Police (retired), Lab Division-District 24-Bremen, IN. Manuscript received June 27, 2008; accepted July 19, 2008. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Joseph A. Prahlow, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. E-mail: email@example.com. © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.