Yesterday, a 54-year-old Chicago man was in a Jewel-Osco grocery store around 5:00 PM. He had a valid Illinois Concealed Carry License, a FOID Card, and his concealed carry gun.
He and a 32-year-old man got into a physical altercation inside the store which then spilled outside. An employee inside of the store could see the two men fighting. Then the older man pulled out his gun, fired multiple shots, and hit the younger man in the head. But he also shot himself in the hand.
A nearby armed security guard ran to the scene and demanded the concealed carrier’s gun until police arrived.
The 32-year-old was transported to the hospital and is in critical condition. The 54-year-old also had an injury to his right hand, possibly from his own gun, and was also transported to the hospital. One employee said, “Just shows he shouldn’t have a gun” in regards to his injuring himself. Well, I’m not sure I agree. Without more details, it is safe to say that the gun could have saved his life that day.
Did the younger man have any weapons? We don’t know. But with a 22 year age difference, disparity of force could have come into play here.