Wednesday afternoon, two suspects entered a T-Mobile store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. They pretended to peruse the store for several minutes before drawing their weapons.
While one employee ran to call for the police, another pulled his own legally concealed fire arm and returned fire. One suspect was hit in the arm and groin, and the other in the abdomen and arm. Both suspects fled, while the employee followed. The suspects were able to escape in a vehicle, but later turned up at the nearby Stroger Hospital. There, police took them into custody. Both, aged 24 and 35, are reported to be in serious condition. Neither are believed to have discharged their own weapons.
Neil Tadros, the manager, said “I think concealed carry is a great opportunity for managers, workers, employees to protect themselves in these cases. And our employee did a great job to protect themselves and the other employee.”