Concealed Carry Holder Saves Multiple Lives By Firing At Mass Shooter But Was Shot 3 Times
A concealed carry permit holder engaged in the fight against a mass shooter in Houston on Sunday and was badly wounded in order to save the lives of those nearby.
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The mass shooter, Army veteran, Dionisio Garza, 25, opened fire on Sunday killing one man and wounding another 6 people before he was shot and killed by a SWAT sniper.
Police say that Garza suffered from a mental health crisis after returning home from serving in the military. They urged the public to be more aware of those needing help after coming home from service.
Police say that Garza used a pistol at a carwash to kill Eugene Linscomb and then proceeded to grab an AR-15 and shoot at police officers as well as cars passing by.
One of those wounded in the attack was Byron Wilson, a concealed carry permit holder who drew his handgun to aid police in taking down Garza. Wilson was shot three times by the rifle and critically injured, but survived. He was shot in both legs as well as the shoulder.
Originally, Wilson was believed to be a suspect in the shooting, but after investigation, he was deemed a man just trying to do the right thing by helping take down an armed shooter.
Despite that Wilson was using a handgun against a shooter with more experience and more firepower, he still made the choice to act against the attacker and distract him from shooting other bystanders.