A licensed gun owner shot and wounded an alleged home invader in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the 46-year-old homeowner, with a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card and a concealed carry permit, heard strange noises just before 5 p.m. and went to investigate.
While doing so, he came face to face with a 58-year-old alleged intruder. The two got into a physical altercation, during which the homeowner shot the suspect.
The suspect fled the scene after being shot but was later captured by police and taken to a hospital to have his wounds treated.
Shootings have surged during 2020 in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported over 3,300 shooting victims between January 1, 2020, and October 11, 2020, alone.
Breitbart News reported over 30 people shot, seven fatally, last weekend alone in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.