Chicago Concealed Carrier Shoots Self In Hand, Man In Head During Altercation


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A man who police say is a licensed concealed carrier wound up shooting a man in the cheek and head during an altercation as the two were leaving a store, and he shot himself in the hand in the process.

Shortly after 5 p.m., police say the 54-year-old was leaving the grocery store in the 5300 block of S. Pulaski Rd. in the West Elsdon neighborhood when he became involved in a “physical altercation” with the 32-year-old.

The older man then pulled out a gun and shot the younger man in the head in the parking lot of the Jewel-Osco, according to police.


There is no word on what the altercation was about, or if either of the men will be facing any charges.

The man shot in the cheek and head is listed in serious condition.

An armed security guard at the location heard the gunshots and went to investigate, ultimately securing the gun from the concealed carrier until police arrived to sort things out.

One of the top rules while carrying a gun, and of life in general, is to avoid conflict at all costs. Hopefully additional information will be released about this incident, because I’m very interested to see what led up to this shooting, if it were justified self-defense, and if any charges will be filed against either side.

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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