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: firstname.lastname@example.org.