15 Apr '17, 1pm

Iowa National Guardsman uses Army training to help save shooting victim:

Iowa National Guardsman uses Army training to help save shooting victim:

Spc. Lauren Kopetzky was about to go grocery shopping when she heard arguing outside her apartment. The argument was disrupting the normally quiet neighborhood in Ames, Iowa, so Kopetzky decided to postpone her trip to the store. “All of a sudden, for a moment I thought someone threw firecrackers at my window,” the multichannel transmission systems operator told Army Times. Kopetzky realized it wasn’t firecrackers — one of the two men involved in the argument had been shot, with the shooter fleeing the scene. “I ran out there to help [the man who had been shot] and ran back inside and grabbed some scarves and T-shirts and just whatever I could to try to do some first aid,” she said. The victim had been shot multiple times in the back and once in the leg, and she used the shirts and scarves to apply pressure to his wounds. “I was just kind of thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, how ...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/iowa-national-guardsma...

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