I’m gonna make this post real simple.
What an active shooter bulletin should look like on informative news outlets:
A suspect opened fire at (facility, event, etc.) in (town), (state) today at approximately (time). X human beings were struck. Their names and stories will be released following notification of the families. Police response was bold and immediate. EMS response was bold and immediate. As always, acts of courage, resilience, and healing will be our focus in the coming hours and days as facts are gathered and confirmed.
The suspect was apprehended (alive/dead) and is in (custody/the morgue awaiting identification). For purposes of closure and newsworthiness, a motive and the procedures and results of the justice process will be published as the facts of the events are gathered and confirmed. An investigation has been undertaken to determine if the suspect has accomplices, how he garnered his weapons, and as to whether there is any future danger to the public, and what needs to be done to prevent this event from reoccurring in any capacity. We will publish this relevant information as it is confirmed. Continue reading