A Strange SituationSituation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
A man who appears to be a plain clothes police officer (he has a badge, but no uniform) is aiming his firearm at another man wearing a trench coat and a hat. Several feet away and to the right of the man resembling an officer is a third man; he is shooting, and both the "officer" and the man in the trenchcoat are his targets. Then, storming in is a fourth person who charges up in the midst of all this (while the third man is shooting) and he is yelling and firing!
The most interesting thing is that there is only one person with a firearm, and he never fires it. The man who shoots the "officer" and the guy with the trenchcoat never had a weapon, and the fourth man who enters and begins firing doesn't either.
Yet, all in all 2 people are shot, but they remain unharmed, and no bullets are anywhere to be found. If you are the man in the hat and trenchcoat what is your occupation?
HintThere are no knives at this shootout, but there might be a cut
AnswerYou are an actor, as is the man appearing as a plain-clothes officer. The man shooting you both is a cameraman. The fourth man that storms in yelling and firing is the director, who begins firing the cameraman and one of the actors (I guess he can't get the shot right, and someone can't act).
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