A concealed-carry permit holder fired a gun Friday night inside a McDonald's in the Loop while struggling with another person over a dropped can of pepper spray, authorities said.
The 35-year-old man with the concealed weapon got in an altercation with a male who was asked to leave the fast-food restaurant about 5:10 p.m. in the first block of East Adams, according to Chicago police.
During the struggle, the pepper spray container the 35-year-old was carrying fell to the ground and the other male picked it up, police said. The man with the concealed-carry permit then fired a shot, but no one was struck.
Police said the male who created the disturbance was taken into custody and charges were pending.
Police could be seen inside the McDonald's restaurant where crime-scene tape hung. A gun could be seen on a table next to a loaded magazine and what appeared to be the can of pepper spray.
Area Central detectives were investigating.