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Concealed carry holder shoots 3 attackers in front of Chicago Northwest Side home, police say

CCL holder shoots three men during attack in Chicago
CCL holder shoots three men during attack in Chicago 01:48

CHICAGO (CBS) — A concealed carry license holder was attacked Friday night in Chicago and responded by shooting three men from his Northwest Side front yard. 

All four were hospitalized in critical condition after an argument led to the shooting.

The incident happened just before 11:30 in the 4700 block of West Wrightwood Avenue in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.

Chicago police said the victim, a 43-year-old man, was in front of his home when an argument ensued with three men who began attacking him. The victim, a concealed carry license holder, pulled out a handgun and shot all three men. 

Neighbors say the victim lives next door to the men who allegedly attacked him and that the altercation happened during a party. 

Video from the scene shows multiple people on stretchers being taken away by paramedics and a large response from Chicago Police 

A weapon was recovered at the scene.  

All four men were taken to hospitals in critical condition.

The victim suffered blunt-force trauma to the head and body and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

A 29-year-old man was shot five times in the torso and was also taken to Mt. Sinai. A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest, and a 55-year-old man was shot in the neck. Both were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital. All three were in critical condition. 

Andres Salgado, a relative of the victim, described him and his family as respectable.

"He's a hard-working man. He's always with his kids, taking them to baseball, baseball practice, everything, you know, like his wife is a teacher. Very respectful family," he said. 

Salgado says that recently, the people inside the home next to the victim's home have had problems.

"I believe they tried to go into my cousin's house," he said. "He doesn't deserve this, the people that live next door, there's been a problem with that house lately."

As of Saturday, there was no word of any charges. Area Five detectives are investigating. 

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