10 Of The Most Violent Shootouts In History
The invention of the firearm and bullet was both an impressive feat of human ingenuity and a devastating creation. Since the first gun was put into someone’s hands, the first bullet fired off towards another human, killing them almost instantly. This violence stems from the person holding the gun, and the gun is just a tool being used to tackle a problem. Throughout time, there have been some massive shootouts occurring, but these are ten of the most insane, craziest shootings we’ve ever come across.
Wounded Knee Massacre
The Wounded Knee Massacre, which occurred on December 29, 1890, was within Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, USA. This was the final battle of the American Indian Wars, and American soldiers shot down a group of unarmed Lakota Indian warriors. 150 men, women, and children of the tribe were shot dead and 51 were wounded.
The North Hollywood Shootout
Inspired by what they had seen in a film, Larry Philips and Emil Matasareanu made an attempt on the North Hollywood Bank of America on February 28, 1997. Armed with AK-47s, homemade body armor, and enough Phenobarbital to ensure they felt nothing, the two men walked into the bank, firing their guns immediately. The shootout took place over 44 minutes, where 10 officers and 7 civilians were seriously injured. The two robbers were shot dead.