Concealed carry holder kills one of two gunmen outside his Lake View home

The man was sitting on the steps of his home in the 2900 block of North Wolcott Avenue when he confronted two people who were under a car, police said.

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A man shot and killed one of two gunmen during a confrontation outside his home Wednesday night.

The man, 44, was sitting on the steps of his home in the 2900 block of North Wolcott Avenue when he heard a loud noise from the street about 11:15 p.m., Chicago police said.

The man walked toward the noise and saw two people under a car, police said. The two crawled out and pulled out handguns and fired, police said. The man pulled out his own gun and fired back, according to police.

He struck one of the gunmen, 25, in the neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He was identified as Darion Blackman by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other gunman fled and has not been arrested, police said.

The 44-year-old man, who has a concealed carry license, wasn’t injured and refused help from paramedics, according to police.

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