[Video] Elderly Concealed Carrier Shoots 1 of 2 Armed Robbers Who Shot 4 at Senior Center
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|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||2||Shots Fired:||Multiple|
There are a lot of components to this story so let’s get started.
First off, The Safe and Sound Social Club in Gary, Indiana is described as being a place for senior citizens to meet and socialize. However, the club doesn’t have a spotless history. It has a bit of a reputation for selling liquor without a license and hosting unsanctioned gambling events. However, the club’s history doesn’t mean the people who meet there don’t have the right to self defense.
According to an ABC News article,
Five people, including the suspected gunman, were shot at the Safe and Sound Social Club in Gary, Indiana. Officers responded to the members-only club Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Broadway in Gary.
Police say the suspected gunman is a 23-year-old from Chicago. They believe his motive was to rob people at the senior citizens club.
The brave concealed carrier is identified as E.C. Robinson, age 65. Robinson was shot during the incident and is being treated at an area hospital. The suspect in custody after being shot is identified as 23-year-old from Chicago. A second suspect managed to escape from the scene. The conditions of the other shooting victims are currently unknown, but it not currently believed anyone died during the incident.
One witness has a warning for other Chicago residents who might be thinking about crossing the state line to mess with Indiana residents (also from ABC News),
Sturgis said he hopes the shooting will send a message to the younger people who want to cause trouble from Chicago.
“We’re in Indiana, they [are] from Illinois, they don’t know people got permits to carry guns, so bang bang, that is what happened,” Sturgis said.