Police Fired Hundreds of Bullets at Each Other

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A car chase in Cleveland, Ohio, ended up in a deadly firefight where more than a dozen of Cleveland police officers exchanged fire. In total, they fired nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds. But after the gunsmoke dissipated, it was clear they had a problem. A big problem:

A November car chase ended in a "full blown-out" firefight, with glass and bullets flying, according to Cleveland police officers who described for investigators the chaotic scene at the end of the deadly 25-minute pursuit.

But when the smoky haze -- caused by rapid fire of nearly 140 bullets in less than 30 seconds -- dissipated, it soon became clear that more than a dozen officers had been firing at one another across a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland.

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the wording of this article is sort of misleading, the cops didn't actually shoot at each other, they started shooting because they heard a gunshot but it didn't come from the people they were chasing because they didn't have a gun. Someone broke the law in shooting first without a reason, and so everybody started shooting. one officer shot 49 times that means that the other 12 shooters only shot an average of 7.5 rounds and while they didn't have to reload their weapons Mr. 49shots had to reload 3 times. so when he was reloading his 2nd or 3rd mag why didn't he notice no one else was shooting?
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