Claim: The boy lay bleeding from his stomach wound for 17 minutes
Progenitors of the claim
Bleeding in a prone position for 17 minutes from a wound that “exploded” a victim’s stomach would normally leave copious amounts of blood on the ground beneath the wound. However, there is no indication of blood on the ground were Muhammad lay, immediately after the alleged shooting nor early the following day. Blood appears on the ground near where Muhammad lay, only just before a press conference is convened at the scene later the next day. The red staining appearing at that time is not located where Muhammad was laying – and is inconsistent with the volume of fluid that would have drained from the alleged injury over 17 minutes.