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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
These days it seems more and more we're reporting stories about an office building or a school or a mall where someone walks in and opens fire killing innocent people. How can people find out the best thing to do when confronted by a shooter? The Biloxi Police Department is offering that training to business owners.
In January 2001, shots rang out in Casino Magic Biloxi as a gunman opened fire wounding three people. Twelve years later, Biloxi police officers are helping business owners be prepared for the worst.
John Doucet is the leader of the Special Response Team. He said the business owners "want to know or be made aware of what they can do to help in an active shooter situation for employees, for customers in the store."
Doucet explained some of the exercises he shows business owners.like where best to take cover if bullets are flying in through the window.
"You could sit back here, but you have the chance of the bullets ricocheting around," said Doucet. "The best place to hide if they were shooting from outside is right along this wall underneath the window because they're going to be shooting high through the windows."
Doucet said cover the windows and doors if a shooter is walking the halls of a school or office building.
"If I'm going through a hallway shooting and I can't look in this room and see if there's anybody in here, why do I want waste my time coming in here? I'm going for where I know people are at so I can shoot."
He said if someone can't escape confrontation with a shooter his advice is to put up a fight.
"Me personally I would rather go down fighting instead of trying to cower," Doucet said. "If you can't get out of this room and there was like six or seven of us. He might get a couple, but maybe some of us would survive by assaulting him."
Officers said people shouldn't be upset if the first officers on the scene do not stop to help them.
"They're not going to stop to help wounded. They're not going to stop to help people out of the building or anything else. Their sole job is to go after the shooter and stop them," Doucet said. "Because if they take time to help wounded people out and escort people out, that means during that time more people are being killed, more people are being shot. So they've got to get to the shooter as quick as they can to eliminate that factor."
Officers said it is important that people report any suspicious activity or people who appear to be casing a school or business. Business owners who would like a seminar on how to best deal with an active shooter situation should contact the Biloxi Police Department.
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