Concealed Carrier Shoots Gunman in Chicago

A concealed carrier stepped in to stop a potential mass shooting in Chicago.

A Chicago concealed carrier shot a gunman who opened fire on people during a party. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A Chicago concealed carrier shot a gunman who opened fire on people during a party. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A concealed carrier stepped in to stop a potential mass shooting in Chicago.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the concealed carrier — who is also a military service member — and three others were leaving a party on Friday night in the West Pullman neighborhood of the city.

While they were leaving, one of the people in the group noticed a cup of liquor on top of her car, and asked people at a party next door if they knew who it belonged to, Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in a court hearing this weekend.

Upon removing the cup, Denzel A. Mickiel, 22, confronted her and began threatening her and her friends. He then went into a nearby residence and came back with a gun.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, Mickiel and two other suspects opened fire on the victims’ vehicle, and the concealed carrier drew his gun while taking cover near the front fender of the vehicle.

The unidentified concealed carrier fired two shots and hit Mickiel twice, Hain said. He eventually escaped in the vehicle with his three companions, while the other two suspects continued to shoot at them.

One woman in the group was injured, but she was taken to an area hospital and stabilized.

Mickiel remains hospitalized and did not appear in court, but he has been charged with attempted murder and will be held on $950,000 bail, the Tribune said.

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