Waco Shooting: Weapons Count Still Fluctuating

The police count of the number of weapons recovered from the scene of the deadly Waco shootout continues to fluctuate.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton now says crime scene officers have made a new weapons count and come up with 318 "and still counting." Swanton said he expected the count to continue to rise.

Of those weapons counted so far, 118 are handguns, one is an AK-47 assault-style rifle and 157 are knives. Swanton says weapons still uncounted are clubs, knives, brass knuckles, firearms and chains with padlocks attached.

Earlier, Swanton had lowered an estimate of recovered weapons from about 1,000 to about 500. The uncertainty over the count prompted Swanton to ask the police crime scene supervisor to give him a firmer count.

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