Whenever a shooting occurs and police are called to investigate a dead body as a result of the shooting, crime scene investigators (CSI's) will come to process the scene. The medical examiner will then determine where the bullet entered; if possible, where it exited; and what caliber bullet, or bullet diameter, was used to kill the victim.
In this article, I will define what entry and exit wounds are and what the attributes are that make up an entry wound.
When a bullet enters a person, it leaves behind what is called an entry wound . However, that bullet will not necessarily leave another hole called an exit wound when the bullet exits the body. Often times, the bullet stays inside the victim's body. When evaluating gunshot wounds, a medical examiner looks for entry and exit wounds and tries to find any bullets still trapped inside the victim. Even though … Read More