I Have Been Shot At

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    Slow Motion And Vivid Still

    I won't go with the whole it's-louder-than-in-the-movies cliche, because a) it's true but too often said and b) I've been around guns plenty and the noise isn't the issue. I'd just come out from having my hair done in the summer of 2009 when two men ran out of the bank across...
    ASwirlySamba ASwirlySamba
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    Nothing Nice

    My first born dad. Was abusive towards me. So one day I let him take our son to spend some time with him. He was a baby. A little after they left I did not feel very comfortable. So I walked and boy did I walk far. At the time I had a fake long ponytail in my hair. So when I...
    iamchanging iamchanging
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    Just Another Day.

    Three days ago myself and others on my team were shot at by a man who was very mentally unstable that had his wife and her son trapped in their home.    I am proud to say that we all came out of it alive even the shooter.
    ItsLikeThatMan ItsLikeThatMan
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2012

    Work Can Be Dangerous....

    It was one in the morning and I was serving tables at a local resturaunt. The only reason I had the crummy job was because I moved from Florida to help my father after a tramatic brain injury. I don't know if you have ever dealt with someone with a brain injury but well...
    erind1979 erind1979
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2009

    La Riots

    1991.  Was on the street with my squad guarding a burned out shopping center.  One of the stores had sold chicken and one had sold breast milk and formula.  Place reaked of death and rot.  People were still trying to steal stuff.  Bold.  Driving up in thier trucks an just...
    Leporid Leporid
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 5, 2011


    I remember thinking "I can actually hear the rounds".And I could. We could hear the lead screaming through the air past our heads like huge, angry hornets. In an instant after the first bullet whizzed passed, there was a sound in the trees behind us. The sound was the bullet...
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    5 Responses Jul 9, 2011

    I was walking around with my friends

    when a little kid shot me with a toy gun! I was really mad with him and he was laughing at me so I snapped the bullet then he started crying :)
    kindaspoilt kindaspoilt
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    I was out in the field with a local FBI agent,

    they let me tag along since i was with local PD at the time. we pulled up to this stucco house and i remember there being 5 shots fired through the window towards our car. They ended up getting the guy to surrender and it ended ok, with damage to just the cars
    MikeRhode MikeRhode
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015

    More than once. The first time was in the

    Southwest, I was protecting the construction of a small power plant. The local authorities made us work unarmed, so as not to provoke the protesters who wanted the project stopped. After dark, an occasional Molotov cocktail was thrown into the compound, which we easily avoided...
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    Apr 17, 2015

    A Drive By

    It happened in the mid 1970s. I don't even think the term "drive by shooting" had yet been coined. I was a high school freshman, walking home from school, when a car approached me. I think there were 4 guys in the car - I didn't get a great look. I thought the car was simply...
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy
    51-55, T
    Feb 14, 2013

    Several Times.

    I was just a kid at the time.  We had woods at the back of the farm.  I used to wander the woods a lot.  Several times, I encountered poachers who didn't want company.  They were probably shooting to warn, but I heard one bullet wiz by my ear, and one time if...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008

    Where'd the Wing Go?

    i fly jets for a pmc. one time a sam took the wing off.
    NebulaAce NebulaAce
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009
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