On March 1, a 65-year-old concealed carry permit holder shot two suspects after they allegedly beat him and began hitting his wife as well.
The permit holder, known as “Sal,” was walking down the sidewalk in Queen Village, Philadelphia, with his wife around 8:30 pm when the incident took place.
According to 6 ABC, two suspects — 20 and 21 years old — approached Sal and his wife and began to attack. Sal’s attorney, Kenneth Young, said, “He explained he has a firearm. They said they don’t care. They punched him in the face. The whole side of his face is blown up. His wife’s being hit. He asked them to leave. He begged them to stop. Then he discharged his firearm.”
He shot the 20-year-old in the stomach and the 21-year-old in the shoulder.
Police said Sal “suffered serious wounds to his eye and face.” His attorney commented, “This was a matter of life or death. If he didn’t do what he did, and he didn’t have the training to do it. I think we would be at a funeral right now. It’s that bad.”
Philadelphia police say the shooting was in self-defense, but the case still goes to the district attorney for the final decision.
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