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AK-47 Gun Shots Near Campus

24. February 2005 • Scott Trudeau
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From the AA News, Police investigate gunshots, 911 calls

Several 911 calls came in at about 6:20 a.m. from residents on Wilmont and Elm streets reporting shots fired, Lt. Mark Hoornstra said.


Officers found a live round and shell casing in the area that appeared to be fired from an AK-47 assault rifle or similar weapon, Kinsey said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ann Arbor Police at (734) 994-2911 or the tip line at 996-3199.

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  1. Nice use of Google Maps for illustration.
       —George Hotelling    Feb. 24 '05 - 04:10PM    #
  2. AK-47 or similar assault rifle? You can’t tell that from the casing. You can tell that the bullet was fired from a rifle based on the caliber, but all “assault rifles” use calibers that can be fired from regular rifles.
    In fact, since “assault rifle,” under the assault rifle weapons ban, refered mostly to the accessories on the weapon (extended clip, muzzle-flash suppressor, folding stock), you can’t even tell from the bullet whether it was fired from an assault rifle.
    Just, you know, a note on firearms. Adding “assault” to the mention of rifle is sensationalism.
       —js    Feb. 24 '05 - 05:05PM    #
  3. But, js, the News said “or similar weapon” – that covers all of those other boring ol’ weapons you’re talking about just fine, doesn’t it? Why you gotta go raining on the News’ attempts to sex up the news?
       —Murph    Feb. 24 '05 - 05:16PM    #
  4. Look, I like yellow journalism as much as the next guy… Well, no, I guess I don’t.
    My AK-47 is a tool.
       —js    Feb. 28 '05 - 05:42PM    #