HERO WITH A GUN: Passerby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly

Published on March 23, 2015

The day was saved by a law abiding citizen with a legal concealed handgun. Just imagine what could’ve happened if he hadn’t been there.

A 40-year-old man was inside Falah Barber Shop Inc. on the 600 block of Preston Street shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday when police say he began fighting with another person inside.

The fight quickly escalated and the 40-year-old man took out his gun and opened fire on customers and barbers, police said.

As he was shooting, another man outside heard the gunfire, ran into the shop and took out his own gun, according to investigators. He then opened fire, striking the 40-year-old man once in the chest.

“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”

Read more: NBC Philadelphia