Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Media leaves out that elderly man had a CC permit

Man Shoots 2 Younger Men During Fight in Queen Village: Police

Police say an older man shot two younger men during a fight in Queen Village Tuesday night. Now investigators are trying to determine whether the shooting was in self-defense. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal has the story. (Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016)
Three people are in the hospital after police say a man opened fire on two younger men during a fight in the Queen Village section of Philadelphia.
The 65-year-old man was walking with his wife on the 700 block of S. 2nd Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when they were approached by a 21-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, police said. Investigators say the two younger men and the 65-year-old man got into an argument which then became physical.
The younger men, one of whom is from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, allegedly began to beat the 65-year-old man. The 65-year-old man, who has a license to carry, then pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and opened fire, according to investigators. The 21-year-old was struck once in the neck while the 20-year-old was struck in the stomach. The younger men were taken to the hospital where one is in stable condition while the other is in serious condition.
Police told NBC10 the District Attorney's Office will determine what sparked the fight and whether or not the shooting was in self-defense.
"This is a decision the District Attorney's Office will make in reference to charges," said Philadelphia Police Inspector Raymond Evers.
The 65-year-old man was also taken to the hospital for treatment. His wife was not hurt.

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