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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Releases ‘Active Shooter’ Training Video

Training for active shooter situations

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department recently released a video advising people how to respond in the event of a shooting rampage. Called “Surviving an Active Shooter,” the video points out that there are an average of 20 mass shooting events in the U.S. every year. The video portrays (in graphic detail) how shooters target their victims and what you can do to minimize your chance of becoming a victim.

The video runs about nine and a half minutes, and contains some frighteningly graphic video of simulated active shooter situations. With high production values that you might expect for a production in Los Angeles, the video looks as much like a documentary of an actual event as it does a training video. If this video was a movie, it would have a strong PG-13 (if not an R) rating for its graphic scenes — keep that in mind before you watch it.

That said, this is an important topic and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is to be commended to tackling a timely and terrifying subject. Take a look at the video below: