Armed Bystander Halts Mass Shooting During School Cookout at Florida Park

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:46 PM PT — Mon. August 6, 2018

                                 (Reuters/Photo)

A Florida man is being hailed a hero after he took out a gunman who opened fire at a park during a back-to-school event.

According to police, an altercation broke between the suspect and another individual during a cookout at a park in Titusville on Saturday night.

Authorities said the suspect left the park and returned with a gun a short while later and opened fire onto a crowd of more than 100 people, including children.

That’s when an armed bystander — with a license to carry permit — pulled out his gun and shot the suspect.

The gunman was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is being treated for life threatening injuries. Nobody else was injured during the shooting.

The bystander is not expected to face any criminal charges.