CHICAGO, IL — A man was shot and killed in his car after being surrounded by three men as he was parking in a garage, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to reports, the gun battle was astonishing. After being shot in the head, the concealed carrier returned fire, until he eventually perished.
As the Chicago Tribune states:
The man, 33, was shot in the head but managed to return fire during the attack in the 4000 block of West Iowa Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police said Tuesday, updating their initial information about the shooting.
He was found outside his car and his gun was found on the scene, police said. Initially, police said the man was found in the driveway of a home with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
The man was identified as Tyrell Smith who lived in the 800 block of North Keystone Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 2:12 a.m. At the scene, a black car was still running, its radio blaring music across the street.
It seems like more and more concealed carry stories are coming from this area, and in this case, that’s hardly a good thing.
This story stinks. The man almost certainly had to have known his attackers — although it’s certainly possible tragedies like this can occur at random, they rarely do. Far more likely, these men knew and didn’t care for Smith.
It goes to show: even if you are armed, and even if you are adequately permitted, you aren’t immune from attack.
It is vital you keep a jealous guard over your situational awareness, but reality shows us that we cannot always be 100% prepared for something bad coming our way.
Our hearts go out to the victim and his family.
Stay safe out there, folks.
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