A man saved several people’s lives on Sunday when he shot and killed a gunman who began open firing inside of a West Philadelphia barbershop, according to police.
A 40-year-old man got into an argument with another customer at the barbershop. The argument escalated and lead to the man pulling out a gun and opening fire. There were other customers and children inside the shop at the time:
“They were arguing,” 16-year-old Yusaf Mack, customer of the barbershop at the time of the shooting said. “They were taking it too far and one of the barbers said, ‘chill out.’”
Another man, who has remained unidentified by police, walked into the barbershop, took out his own gun and fired on the gunman. The gunman was hit in the chest multiple times and rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The man who shot and killed the gunman had a legal carry gun permit. After the shooting, he turned himself in to police, only a few blocks away from the barbershop.
It doesn’t appear that the police will charge the man:
“The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier,” Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn said. “He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there.”
There were no other injuries or deaths inside the barbershop; only the gunman was shot.
“There were numerous people in there,” Llewellyn said. “So it could have been a lot worse.”
Homicide detectives are still investigating the shooting, which police are describing it as an act of self-defense.
Some people think that people should not have guns, and all those people should have just waited for the police to arrive.
What do you think the body count would have been then?