Re: Hostage situations...
You never ever shoot to injure. That's a stupid movie cliche - the idea that it's possible to do this.
If you shoot, it is to protect your own life or someone else's.
In that case, shooting to injure is just wrong, because it does not remove the threat.
If you do this, the inquiry or court will be perfectly correct in judging that you didn't think your target was a serious enough threat that shooting him was justified.