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