Armed Uber driver with concealed carry shoots gunman
That’s right. An armed Uber driver witnessed a crazy person shooting at a crowd of people. Did he hide and wait several minutes for the police to get there? Nope. He shot him with his concealed weapon. Oh, and all of this happened in Chicago, where, until recently, concealed carry was illegal.
From Chicago Tribune:
Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.
The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.
A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.
The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records. Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said. No other injuries were reported.
Custodio was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to the shin, thigh and lower back, authorities said.
The Democrat governor of Illinois vetoed the bill that ended up making concealed carry legal in Illinois, but fortunately, his veto was overridden 41-17.
Remember, good guys with guns save lives.