Preparing for Active Shooter Situations

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Medford, Ore. — In the past five days there have been shootings in a Nevada hospital and a Colorado high school.  It’s for that reason the Medford Police Department says it’s a good idea to prepare for the possibility of being in an active shooting situation.

Medford Police says your first instinct may be to freeze, but police say you should run as far away as possible.  If you can’t get away, hide.

Officers say you can also fight to stop the gunman.  Lt. Mike Budreau said the gunman typically won’t be expecting resistance and that gives you an advantage.  Try fighting with any weapon you can find – a chair, broomstick, piece of pipe, or anything.

If you can escape, tell the responding police agency exactly where you saw the suspect and how long ago.