No Charges for Man with Concealed Carry Permit Who Shot at Armed Offenders

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    A 53-year-old man with a valid concealed carry permit shot at two offenders who approached him in an alley outside of his home early Saturday, police said.

    The man said he was walking in a gangway in the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street around 2:40 a.m. when two men approached him, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

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    One of the offenders pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the man, who then pulled out his gun and fired three rounds at the pair, police said.

    The bullets missed the offenders, who then fled on foot, and did not cause any property damage, police said.

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    Officials said the man was shooting in self-defense. He had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and a valid concealed training certificate.

    No one was taken into custody following the shooting, but police are still searching for the two offenders who approached the man.