Concealed-carry license holder shoots attacker on Far South Side: police

A 52-year-old man tried attacking another man with an object in the 13000 block of South Brainerd Avenue, police said.

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A man was shot June 15, 2020, near Hegewisch on the Far South Side.

A man was shot June 15, 2020, near Hegewisch on the Far South Side.

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A man shot someone who attacked him with an object Monday near Hegewisch on the Far South Side, police said.

About 5:30 p.m., a 40-year-old man was shopping in a store in the 13000 block of South Brainard Avenue when a man approached him from behind and struck him in the back with an unknown object, Chicago police said.

The 40-year-old pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking the other man, 52, police said.

The younger man has a valid concealed-carry license, police said. The older man was taken into custody and charges are pending.

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