Concealed carry to the rescue! Chicago woman shoots gunman as armed gang tries to enter her parked vehicle
The woman was sitting in her parked car around 2 am in the 1300 block of East 89th Street when four men exited a black sedan and approached her vehicle
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: A woman with a concealed carry license reportedly shot a gunman in the head after he and three others tried to get into her vehicle on the south side of Chicago early Wednesday morning, November 23.
The 23-year-old woman, who hasn't been identified for legal reasons, was sitting in her parked car at around 2 am in the 1300 block of East 89th Street in the Calumet Heights neighborhood when four men exited a black sedan and one of them reportedly tried to enter her car while brandishing a handgun. Police said the woman shot the gunman once in the head, after which he ran from the vehicle. One of the other men then started shooting at the woman, striking her once in the left arm.
Police told WFLD-TV how paramedics took the wounded gunman to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Meanwhile, the woman was taken to Trinity Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition.
The station reported that the three other suspects fled the scene and remain at large at the time of publication. Area 2 detectives are investigating the case. The woman at the center of the incident didn't come away unscathed, but things would have been worse if she hadn't exercised her Second Amendment rights, The Blaze reported.
Concealed carriers in Chicago have tallied several successes this year in protecting themselves and others from life-threatening situations. In September, gunmen opened fire at partygoers outside a Chicago home and shot a 13-year-old boy in the head. The victim's 21-year-old cousin, a CCL holder, subsequently pulled out his gun and shot back, causing the gunmen to flee the scene. In July, a woman with a CCL license shot at a group of males who pointed a gun at her as they attempted to steal her car. One of the would-be thieves was shot in the process.
Among other recent cases of self-defense, MEAWW reported how a northern Virginia homeowner fatally shot and killed an intruder earlier this month after the latter broke into his residence with a "large landscape rock," according to Fairfax County police. Responding officers found the intruder dead upon arrival. The homeowner was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the homeowner's wife, their two children, and another adult were at home when the shooting took place.
MEAWW also reported how a Texas mother shot a burglar who refused to leave a room in her house where she and her children were hiding. The brave mum told police that she warned the intruder, identified as Carlos Garcia, that she had a gun and that the police were on the way. However, when the intruder refused to listen, she shot at him and forced him to flee. Hidalgo County Sheriff JE Eddie Guerra later said, "If someone's breaking into your home, you have the right to protect yourself and use deadly force."