Thanks to a concealed carry permit holder an attempted mass shooting was stopped outside Playoffz nightclub in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
According to WISTV, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says that on June 27 around 3:30 a.m., “32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man.” He reportedly “fired several rounds toward a crowd that had gathered out in front of the club.”
According to Breitbart, Thompson shot and wounded three people when he opened fire. The individual who would have been his fourth target, an unnamed concealed permit holder, ended the incident by pulling his own gun and shooting Thompson.
The defensive shot was not fatal, but it ended Thompson’s spree.
Lt. Kevin Bobo stressed that the man who stopped the attempted mass shooting “has a valid concealed weapons permit … and won’t be facing any charges.”
Thompson is now lodged in the Spartanburg County Detention Center. He is charged with “four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.”
Breitbart News reported that a concealed carry permit holder stopped an attempted mass shooting in a Philadelphia barbershop on March 22, 2015. The concealed permit holder was outside the shop, heard gunfire, ran toward the sound, and killed the gunman. On April 20, 2015, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit stopped an attempted mass shooting in Chicago, Illinois.