INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Indianapolis Department of Homeland Security is in the process of producing a lifesaving video. The footage will teach Hoosiers what to do during a mass shooting at work or in church.
Gary Coons, Chief of Indianapolis DHS, will use the help of the University of Indianapolis and SWAT team members to craft the finished product. Coons added the country is seeing more examples where churches and business are being targeted by gunmen.
The video will show a shooter inside with workers scrambling to get out of the building. During the footage, a narrator will drill what you should do when faced with this life or death situation.
“You see certain increases (of shootings at businesses and churches) across the country,” said Coons.
The footage will have certain tips like run, hide, or fight for your life.
Coons added leaving your belongings behind and looking for an exit is a great strategy. If that is not an option and the shooter is too close, finding a room to hide and locking the door should be your next goal.
Finally if all of that fails and you're face to face with the shooter he says you should fight for your life.
“You've got to fight. They are there to take your life,” said Coons. “Find any device you can to fight them off.”
DHS could have the video done in a couple of months.
Coons added a public safety foundation, created to reduce violence, has been a huge part in helping to fund the video project.
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