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An armed bystander with a concealed carry license shot a gunman who opened fire at a back-to-school event in Titusville, Florida, over the weekend.

According to WFTV-TV, shots rang out at the event around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday after a fistfight.

One of the individuals involved in the fight later came back to the park where the back-to-school event was ongoing and opened fire, endangering the lives of dozens of children.

That’s when a bystander — who was legally licensed to carry a firearm — drew his weapon and fired on the gunman, shooting him in the head.

However, the gunman did not die, WFTV reported. Police have yet to identify the suspect or the armed bystander.

The gunman was the only person injured in the chaos. He was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The armed citizen who shot the gunman has been fully cooperative with law enforcement, WFTV reported. If he had not acted, the situation could have ended up much worse, police said.

“We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident. This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse,” Todd Hutchinson, deputy chief of the Titusville Police Department, said.

No charges are expected to be filed, law enforcement determined after consulting with the Florida state attorney’s office. The preliminary investigation showed the citizens action’s were within Florida law.



  1. Brian

    August 6, 2018 at 5:06 am

    a few more cases like this and some of the crazy’s will think a second time before shooting people. thanks to this man.

    • Yiena

      August 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Too bad he was not a better shot, too bad taxpayer’s will have to foot the bill to bring him back to health just to put him in jail or death penalty….a complete waste of taxpayer’s $$, how about an immediate trial with his peers?? The by-stander should be given a medal for his quick response!

    • Vinny Amatucci jr

      August 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      I agree! This man is a HERO and should be treated as such! This is why we need MORE people with guns, not less!

  2. John Allen

    August 6, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Wow… Good response… Nobody got hurt except the slime ball… Instant karma…

  3. Donald

    August 6, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Great that an armed citizen was there! Wonder what the liberal democrat response will be.

    • Wilson Mowles

      August 6, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Right-wing gun totting nut shoots gunman as he has his hands up.

      • Donald

        August 6, 2018 at 5:49 am

        That sounds about right.

        • Alison

          August 7, 2018 at 12:18 am

          I’m going with no coverage at all. So we all need to share with as many folks as possible in Facebook. Citizens doing the media’s job!

    • Joseph Toth

      August 6, 2018 at 6:24 am

      oh their going to twist it you can count on that!

      • James Ruddy

        August 6, 2018 at 11:48 am

        Or, they will just ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen. That’s what they do with a lot of things going on.

        • Karen

          August 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

          THAT is what they usually do….ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen!

    • Nancy Hessler

      August 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      So far, their response has been crickets chirruping….

  4. Larry S Tadeyeske

    August 6, 2018 at 5:38 am

    No, stupid liberals say that guns kill people and there are no good guys with guns, so this story can’t be true.

  5. Joel Johnston

    August 6, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Left wing nut job wound tight by Right Wing Concealed carry holder. Saves lives!

  6. Louis Galmarini

    August 6, 2018 at 5:44 am

    He engaged the armed felon. Good job. He didn’t kill him – not so good. Now, he’ll get patched up in the hospital on taxpayer dollars, go to jail, (pretrial), on taxpayer dollars, go to trial on taxpayer dollars, then get sentenced to jail, (more elongated taxpayer dollars(, or worse – released on a ‘technicality’. But it doesn’t matter if he goes to jail or not. If he does, when he gets out, (and the ALL get out sooner than you think) – guess who he’s coming after for ruining his day – the guy who saved the day.

    • Lee Elliott

      August 6, 2018 at 6:32 am

      Well, he did shoot him in the head so if he survives, he might complain now of having just enough brains left to be liberal.

    • Rick Love

      August 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Don’t forget the interviews on the Today show, CNN, and MSNBC as they turn the attacker into the victim. Then comes the book deal and the made for TV movie.

  7. me tom

    August 6, 2018 at 5:50 am

    You won’t see this on the 6 pm news.

  8. 2bears

    August 6, 2018 at 6:08 am

    To bad the POS survived !

    • Jim Quinn

      August 6, 2018 at 6:30 am

      2bears: Well, it’s not over just yet with the bad guy in the hospital with “life-threatening” injuries. Hopefully he will be assuming room temperature soon.

      • neo

        August 6, 2018 at 3:34 pm

        If he doesn’t you can bet there will be legal action taken against the guy who shot him…IF this is the case the jurors ought to find NO FAULT…expect the usual from a family member…”He is a good boy ..just turned his life around…and that man ought to have let the police handle the incident(cause they are much easier to sue and the payouts are greater

  9. bety

    August 6, 2018 at 6:32 am

    We won’t hear this on CNN or MSNBC

    • Ed

      August 6, 2018 at 5:40 pm

      That’s for sure. I just did a scan of the headlines on MSN. They lead off with:

      “A Major Supermarket Chain Has Declared War on Visa.” LOL

      Deeper into the list is:

      “At least 40 shot and four killed in a night of Chicago gun violence.”

      That’s it. NOTHING about this event in Florida.

      How damned typical.

      • Shelba J. Holmes

        August 6, 2018 at 7:07 pm

        It is typical and the President is right whenhe says they are the enemy of the people. They are the enemy in that they show a one sided warped version of what is happening in America. They are su pposed to reveal it all and allow us to make u p our own minds abo9ut the results.

        The left would have you believe that the President is a dictator who wants to control every little bitty thing when he says they are the enemy. They are the ones who desperately want to control our minds thrugh their selective reporting.

  10. Michael

    August 6, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Let’s see how much news coverage this gets,,,,You will not hear a thing about this because it does not fit the Liberal News Media agenda. Guns are suppose to be bad and citizens are not to own them.
    Think about it ,,how much do you hear on TV when a firearm saves someone life and the Good Samaritan with a gun diverted another mass killing. This is bias news coverage that it’s low life best orchestrated by the obstructionist liberals. Democrats only want to take away our Second Amendment Rights so that they would have completel control over the people.

    • Bill

      August 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      That shooting won’t be any different than the 1600 + that have happened in Chicago. Haven’t heard much about them either …. AYE ? This shooting will end up like trayvon’s deal … some libturd wingnut will come off with … “If I had a son, he’d look just like dingle balls in florida.” I cannot understand why the real American people don’t see thru the smoke and manure that is being force fed by the libturds.

  11. Andre Alexsen

    August 6, 2018 at 8:15 am


  12. Wolfy

    August 6, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Just goes to show you that an armed citizen is not a victim.

  13. Steward

    August 6, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Thi9s is how it should be. Democrats want it another way.
    They want you helpless. Vote them out.

  14. caro

    August 6, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    where is that little turd from the Florida school shooting – can’t think of his name which is good – he didn’t leave an unforgettable mark on me. People carrying legally obey the laws – this slime ball did not obey the law and the criminals will always get the guns.

  15. Rick

    August 6, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Was this aired on CNN ??

  16. JMac

    August 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Thank God this armed citizen was present at this event, and was a good shot!! To stop an EVIL PERSON with a weapon, it takes a GOOD GUY WITH A WEAPON!!!!

  17. Silas Longshot

    August 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Some gansta punk shooting gangsta style like he sees on TV / movies proves you can’t hit a damn thing shooting like that.
    But a trained CCL carrying his weapon did pretty well, only hitting the gangsta with apparently a single shot fired. Pity it wasn’t instantly fatal, but put him down really nicely.
    Now the shitstorm for the CCL man begins. Since this was on ‘gun free school shooting zone’ are they going to prosecute him, despite his actions putting down a violent thug, saving untold lives?
    If one is going to carry, one needs instant access to lawyers who are trained experts in the aftermath of legal carry shootings.

    • charles fisher

      August 6, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      First off, this guy needs to go out to California and teach the police out there how its done. 3 officers shoot 18 shots at a man with a knife holding a hostage, killing both the knife wielder and the Hostge.

      Second, Hey Lawshield this is what I talk about on your sites, stop the hyper scarry BS. Did you read the article, the shooter fully cooperated with police, wasn’t arrested, and no charges have at the writing of the article been pressed. Nothing in the article said anything about being in a gun free school zone. This is a perfect example that you don’t need a lawyer or us law shield if you did it right. You guys make me sick, peddling your fear and doom.

  18. N

    August 6, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    The liberal NAZI demoncrat commie party don’t give a crap about you! just want to take away your guns! Wake up patriots before it’s too late! Don’t vote demoncrat this Nov!

  19. Steve

    August 6, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    So here’s the good guy WITH A GUN thing again. This is what we need in this country. CONCEAL CARRY.

  20. Frederick Harden III

    August 6, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Johns Hopkins and Fairfield Universities

    Thank goodness for the positive Karma by the bystander against the original shooter…How many instances whereby a citizen was armed does it take to realize guns don’t shoot people, people shoot people?

    Fred Harden III aka “GreyHairandGreyMatter”

  21. Tom

    August 6, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    The gunman who was shot in the head by the good guy…..anyone around should have been VERY SLOW to call 911…..wait at least an hour. Maybe had that happen we’d be less one dead thug…..and that would have been a good thing. Let him die in the same park where they were trying to kill others. BIG THUMBS UP TO THE GOOD GUY WHO STEPPED UP TO DEFEND OTHER.

  22. Steve F

    August 7, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Too bad he lived.

  23. Pat

    August 8, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Until the Deep State/$HilLIARy Cabal/FBI/CIA Stop RECRUITING these “lone wolf” shooters, this will continue= people are just plain stupid to not connect the dots yet. Arkancides/Shootings will escalate with the mid terms looming. Even David Hoggwash has armed guards. Every past president, their families, have Secret Service for LIFE that WE pay for! I agree with Trump that none of them should get Protection when they leave the country. If they want to continue on with all their foreign trips/vacations, like Obama Everywhere and $HilLIARy in India, England, New Zealand, etc., paling around with the rich & famous, they’ll have to do it on U.S. soil.

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