Remember these safety tips when being approached by a gunman:
Always remain calm.
Establish eye contact.
Don't challenge them.
Study the assailant.
When it's over, CALL 911.
Staying calm lets you think clearly and keeps you from doing anything that could harm you or others.
This could cause the assailant to hesitate and think twice about harming you.
Looking into their eyes forces them to acknowledge your humanity in the situation
Follow their instructions calmly. Arguing or resisting could anger the assailant.
Inform the assailant if you're reaching for your wallet or phone, else they might interpret it as reaching for a weapon
Avoid getting physical or Verbal. Don’t struggle or put up a fight knowing they have a weapon. Doing so could aggravate the situation and give the assailant more of a reason to harm you.
Analyze their face, movements, clothes, or any other detail to identify them. See if they have any unique features like scars, birthmarks, tattoos or anything that would distinguish them.