CHICAGO (CBS) – One man is dead following a triple shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning.
Chicago police officers responded to the 1600 block of North Hamlin Avenue around 1:17 a.m. and found three men struck by gunfire.
The victim, a 31-year-old man, was outside when he was approached by two other men in a car who pulled out guns and started shooting. The victim, who is a concealed carry license holder, pulled out his gun and returned fire - striking the two offenders, police said.
The victim was shot in the torso and was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.
The first occupant in the car, identified as 44-year-old Edwin Lopez by the Medical Examiner's Office, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene. The second occupant of the vehicle, a 37-year-old man, was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in fair condition.
Police said a weapon was recovered.
Area Five Detectives are investigating.
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