In Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart near I-435.
According to Police reports, the incident occurred when two suspects approached a woman in the parking lot. As the woman was putting her baby into its car seat, the assailants hit the woman in the head. At that point, a man stepped in to help the woman and was subsequently shot multiple times by one of the suspects.
It was at that point that yet another bystander produced a concealed carry handgun and shot one of the suspects, who died at the scene. The other suspect fled the scene but was caught by a K-9 team east of the Wal-Mart.
The assaulted mother was taken to the hospital with critical head injuries. Later reports by the Shawnee Police stated that the woman was since upgraded to fair condition and may be released from the hospital soon. The baby was luckily unharmed.
The bystander later revealed to be Joshua Owen was shot was also taken to a hospital with critical injuries. Police later said that Joshua was awake and alert, and underwent surgery on Sunday. He is currently struggling with the medical aftermath of his horror. His family has put up a GoFundMe page to help with his medical bills, which you can look at and donate to at this link.
As for our concealed carry hero, it was reported that he was interviewed by the police after the incident, but was immediately released with no charges filed against him.