I understand that there could be great risks involved with any of the approaches (shoot, drop in, or shoot then drop in).
I understand that many do not think such risks worthwhile.
I also know that there are many of us who would still try. Maybe my perspective is skewed. This could be due to me being retired military, and most of my friends being retired or former military or LE, and almost all my current co-workers being retired or former military or current reservists and guardsmen. (Some of those are also volunteer firemen.)
MLeake is right, That is why I posted as I did in Post #10. Being a US Navy veteran and retired LEO Lieutenant, I can relate to that mind set. Being 74 yrs old might slow me down a bit, but you can bet I would have tried to save that child regardless of the outcome.