Chicago concealed carry holder shoots gunman who killed 1, injured 2 others, police say

A concealed carry holder shot a gunman who police say opened fire at Fourth of July party-goers in the Chicago area over the weekend, killing a woman and injuring two others.

The suspect, Calvin Gonnigan, 34, is in police custody. Police say he shot at a group in Austin around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, hitting 45-year-old Janina Ford in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Two men, ages 32 and 50, also suffered gunshot wounds, police said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. After he opened fire, an unnamed man who had a permit to carry a concealed weapon shot Gonnigan in the hip and both arms, police and prosecutors stated.

Gonnigan was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to the Chicago Police Department. Prosecutors said that Gonnigan got angry after he was told to stop shooting his gun in the air as children played outside, the newspaper reported.

Officials said he was previously convicted on felony charges, including unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated robbery. The names of the other victims and the concealed carry permit holder haven’t been identified at this stage. The shooting was part of a bloody Fourth of July weekend in Chicago that saw more than 100 people get shot, including 19 fatalities, in separate incidents.



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