A back-to-school event in Florida on Saturday turned into a real-life nightmare when a gunman opened fire in the crowd where many children were present.
The gunman, whom police have yet to identify, reportedly returned to Isaac Campbell Park in Titusville after a fistfight and started shooting.
However, before the attack could turn into a mass shooting with several casualties, a bystander with a concealed carry license drew his firearm and took down the gunman with some accurate shooting of his own.
The shooter was taken to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries,” WFTV reported.
Thanks to the heroic gun owner, no one else was injured. This is just the latest example of a gun being used to save lives.
Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson admitted the incident could have been “so much worse.”
“We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident,” he said. “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse.”
In stark contrast to the wall-to-wall coverage that an actual mass shooting receives in the media, there has been substantially less coverage of the "good guy with a gun" story.
After reviewing the incident and talking to the State Attorney’s Office, police said the heroic gun owner will not face any charges in connection to the shooting.
Sadly, the back to school event, titled “Peace in the City,” was intended to advocate for change in the community after a man, Tony Butler, was found dead in a burning car last month.