Concealed carry holder shoots himself, another man in the Loop

The shooting occurred in the first block of West Van Buren. | Multiplottr

CHICAGO — A concealed-carry holder shot himself and another man during an altercation in the Loop on Wednesday evening, Chicago police said.

It started around 10:03 p.m. as two men were arguing on a sidewalk in the first block of West Van Buren, near the stairs leading up to the L platform.

A 31-year-old concealed carry holder pulled a gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg, according to CPD. He then shot a 30-year-old man in the hand and fled the scene in a vehicle.

A Chicago police media statement referred to the concealed carry holder as the “victim” and the other man as the “offender,” but police did not say what the concealed carry holder was a victim of. The shooting was recorded by a CPD surveillance camera.

EMS transported the 30-year-old to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. The concealed carry holder took himself to Loretto Hospital.

The men are the eighth and ninth people shot in the Loop this year. That’s down from 16 victims as of June 1 last year.  Four of last year’s victims were shot during a single incident in the 400 block of South Wells, and one was shot by Chicago police officers after he allegedly opened fire on them.