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Concealed Carry Permit Holder Shoots Attacker In West Philadelphia

Whitney Tipton on May 7, 2019

A concealed gun permit holder shot a man who attacked him in a West Philadelphia neighborhood Monday night, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

A 24-year-old shot an erratic 43-year-old in the knee after the older man punched the younger man in the face, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Police officers on foot patrol were called to North 57th Street Monday evening around 6 p.m. on reports that an older male was attacking people and vandalizing vehicles, according to the police report.

Witnesses reported that the older man was behaving erratically and appeared to be under the influence. He shattered the rear window of a Mitsubishi SUV with a rock and was reportedly punching people, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told the Inquirer.

The older man “aggressively approached” the younger male, police told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The younger man was a concealed gun holder who was in the neighborhood visiting family, according to the Inquirer.

The older man punched the younger man in the face, who then drew his weapon and shot the older man in the right knee. The shooter cooperated with police, who witnessed the shooting, and his semiautomatic handgun was confiscated at the scene, the Inquirer reported.

Police took the wounded man to the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition, according to police.

The Philadelphia district attorney declined to file charges against the shooter, police told TheDCNF. The names of either person have not been released.

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  • GOOD JOB GUY- BUT DURING YOUR CONCEALED HAND GUN PERMIT SCHOOL DID THEY TEACH YOU TO WOUND YOUR ATTACKER OR TAKE HIM OUT FOR GOOD. MY PERMIT AND SCHOOLING TAUGHT ME THAT IF YOU HAVE TO PULL YOUR GUN ITS NOT FOR SCARING AN ATTACKER - IT TO RENDER THE ATTACKER DEAD AT THE SCENE. END OF STORY. THEN WAIT AROUND UNTIL THE "CHICKEN" STOPS AND THE BLOOD CONGEALS AND THE NECK ARTERY NO LONGER IS THUMPING - ITS TIME TO CALL THE POLICE AND THE CORONER. NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER. IF THIS GETS OUT THEN MAYBE THE THUGS AND COUSINS OF THIS ATTACKER MIGHT THINK TWICE WHEN CHOOSING TO DO THIS CRIME AGAIN. BUT GOOD JOB AGAIN - NEXT TIME MAKE THE 50CENT PIECE GROUP IN THE CENTER LEFT CHEST AREA. NO GRAND JURY CAN HEAR HIS SIDE- CASE CLOSED!!!

  • YES- HE MIGHT NEED TO FOR THE FAMILY OF THE ATTACKER. ATTACKERS FAMILY MEMBERS DO NOT RESPECT YOU IF YOU WOUND THE FAMILY THUGS-BUT IF YOU PUT THE POS DOWN THEN THEY FEEL THEY BETTER LEAVE THE SHOOTER PATRIOT ALONE.

  • Spoken like a true fool! You would probably bring a knife to a gun fight! It is better to have a gun, and not need it, than to need it and not have one!! An armed society is a polite society!! From where, do you mucking forons come?

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