The takeaway from this gang shooting video is to avoid stupid places, stupid people, and stupid things:
Watch the video again and try to spot two pre-assault indicators:
The “look around” is a huge indicator. Prior to initiating an attack, a predator is likely to look around for witnesses, cops, and escape routes. I’ve seen this happen myself many times.
The second indicator is what my friend Craig Douglas calls a “grooming cue”. Touching the face, neck, or head is a body action that shows nervousness or deception. Watch as the shooter touches the side of his face. That’s a grooming cue and it’s a sign that the attack is very close to happening.
If our wounded bystander would have picked up those cues, he would have bought himself a few extra seconds. I don’t know if it matters much, but I’ll take any advantage I can get.