'Immediately after the roadside bomb, marines noticed a car full of military-aged men near the bomb site who ran when ordered to stop. Marines opened fire, killing four or five men. The unit subsequently came under fire and a corporal identified the shots as coming from a specific house. A four-man team, including Wuterich, kicked in the door and found a series of empty rooms before hearing people behind one door. They kicked that one in, tossed a fragmentation grenade into the room and one marine fired a series of rounds through dust and smoke, killing several people. Even though they realised they had killed men, women and children, they saw a back door ajar and believed insurgents had moved to a second house. The marines moved to the second house, kicking in the door, killing one man inside and then using another grenade and more gunfire to clear another room full of people. Still having not found the insurgents, Wuterich told his team to stop and headed back to reassess the situation with his platoon leader, realising that a number of civilians had just been killed. This account of the event was given to the Washington Post by lawyer Neal Puckett, based on his interview with his client, Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich.'