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Citation

Grellner W, Madea B. Arch. Kriminol. 1999; 203(1-2): 32-39.

Vernacular Title

Zum Vergleich der Schussmorphologie bei MG- und MP-Einwirkung.

Affiliation

Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität des Saarlandes.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1999, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

10198694

Abstract

Automatic weapons such as machine guns and submachine guns are found in the German-speaking region only in special army and police units and appear accordingly rarely in homicides, suicides and accidents. In the following, the findings in two cases of death with the use of machine and submachine guns are presented. The first case was a fatal accident during shooting on a training area (current machine gun of the German army, calibre 7.62 x 51 mm), the second case was a killing during a physical conflict (submachine gun MP 40 from World War II, calibre 9 x 19 mm). In the case with the machine gun autopsy disclosed typical entry holes corresponding to the calibre, but unusually large exit wounds with tissue bridges in the wound ground, measuring 4 x 2.5 cm in diameter. By contrast, the second case (submachine gun) showed "normal" entry and exit wounds. The differences are mainly caused by deviating ballistic data of the ammunition used. They are discussed against the background of literature on wound ballistics.


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