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Offbeat Florida armed bystander stops gunman at crowded back-to-school event at park, police say

16:45  06 august  2018
16:45  06 august  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire on a back - to - school event at a Titusville park after a fistfight, police said . Electrocuted slug blamed for stopping Japanese trains. A flyer posted on Facebook and Instagram said a back to school event called "Peace in the City" was going on at the

An armed bystander stopped a potential mass shooting after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a back - to - school event at a Florida park . Police issued a statement saying that one of the vendors, who had a legal concealed carry permit, quickly pulled out his gun and shot the gunman

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An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire at a Florida park filled with over 100 people -- including children -- for a Saturday back-to-school cookout, officials said.

The Titusville Police Department said in a news release the man was involved in a fistfight with another person at the Issac Campbell Park and left around 5:20 p.m. -- only to return with a gun minutes later and start shooting.

A bystander, who was lawfully licensed to carry a firearm, then shot the gunman.

“We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident,” Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said in a statement. “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park. This could have been so much worse.”

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An armed bystander licensed to carry a firearm shot a gunman who opened fire at a back - to - school event at a Titusville park , reports local ABC affiliate A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said .

An armed bystander prevented a likely tragedy after skillfully firing at a man who had begun unloading rounds at a back - to - school […] At this point, people dived for cover to evade the rapid succession of gunshots. But one armed bystander decided it was time to end the mayhem, drawing his firearm and

The gunman, whose firearm was recovered at the scene, was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured during the shootout.

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A DJ whose family organized the event at the park told Florida Today he was standing under a pavilion when he heard at least a dozen shots ring out.

Dwight Harvey was streaming the event live on his Facebook page when the shooting started. Children and parents could be seen in the video going through supplies when the shots suddenly rang out, WFTV reported.

“I was like, who lit firecrackers? I turned around and just said, ‘Oh no, he’s got a gun, he’s got a gun,’” Harvey told the newspaper.

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An armed bystander shot a man who opened fired on a back - to - school event at a Titusville park following a fistfight, police said . The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park after 5:20 p.m. when the shooter, whom police have not identified, returned to the park after a fistfight and began firing.

An armed bystander licensed to carry a firearm shot a gunman who opened fire at a back - to - school event at A bystander licensed to a carry a firearm then shot the shooter, who was flown to a nearby hospital “This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park , this could have been so much worse.”

Harvey told the news outlet he was thankful the bystander was in the right place at the right time to quickly end what could have been an even worse situation.

“This was standing your ground, in a situation like this with kids involved; not what you saw in Clearwater -- that was murder,” Harvey told Florida Today, referring to a controversial shooting last month over a handicapped parking space that's sparked protests.

The bystander who shot the suspect waited for officers and has been fully cooperative with the investigation, police said. Neither the shooter nor the bystander have been identified.

Matthews said no charges are expected to be filed against the bystander, as his actions were "within the law based on the preliminary investigation."

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