multishot suicide

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multishot suicide 

FORENSICS

A self-explanatory term for suicide by firearm, which was not fatal on the first round.

Multishot suicides represent 1.7% of all firearm suicides; homicide must be excluded in such cases. In one study of 58 multishot suicides, 46 were men; 52 used handguns; 4 shot themselves 3 times; 2 men and 1 woman shot themselves twice with a shotgun–Ouch!   

Synonym Not a cry for help 

Reference Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1981; 2:239 

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