Concealed Carry License Holder Involved in Fatal Chicago Shootout, One Dead and Two Wounded in Humboldt Park Violence

Concealed Carry License Holder Involved in Fatal Chicago Shootout, One Dead and Two Wounded in Humboldt Park ViolenceSource: Google Street View
Damon R. Sheffield
Published on December 09, 2023

Chaos erupted in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning as a shootout involving a concealed carry license holder unfolded, leaving one man dead and two others injured. According to Chicago Tribune, the gunfire broke out after 1:15 a.m. on the 1600 block of North Hamlin Avenue.

The confrontation began when a 31-year-old concealed carry weapon (CCL) holder was approached by two men in a vehicle. The assailants, both armed, stepped out and began firing at the CCL holder, prompting an immediate response. The man, despite sustaining a torso wound, managed to shoot both of his attackers. He was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. A weapon was recovered from the scene as the investigation continues to unravel the events of that night.

Fox 32 Chicago reports that one of the men from the vehicle, aged 44, suffered a fatal chest wound and was pronounced dead right there on the street. The second man, a 37-year-old, took a bullet to the shoulder and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, also in fair condition. Area Five detectives are piecing together the circumstances of the shooting, with no immediate word on potential charges or motives.