CHICAGO (CBS) — A 71-year-old man shot an intruder who was trying to break into his neighbor’s Pill Hill neighborhood home Thursday morning.
Police said a 29-year-old man was trying to break into a house near 87th and Euclid around 10:45 a.m.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
The elderly shooter, who has not been identified, shot the suspect in the hand, and the intruder was arrested a short time later when police arrived.
The suspect was taken to the University of Chicago trauma center in good condition, and charges are pending.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Police said the shooter had a concealed carry license. He is not facing charges.
A neighbor, Darryl Washington, said he wasn’t upset to hear about what happened on his block.
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“Some people would rather not call 9-1-1, and they might just decide to fire their weapon I guess,” Washington said. “The two neighbors could be very close friends and so they’re looking out for one another–I’m not mad at them.”