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.

    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.

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

    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.

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