Homeowner shoots 3 attackers outside of his house

CHICAGO, IL – A late-night altercation in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood resulted in four hospitalizations due to gunshot wounds, according to law enforcement officials. The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. on Friday in the vicinity of the 4700 block of West Wrightwood Avenue.

Authorities confirmed that a 43-year-old man became involved in a dispute with three known men in front of his home. The fight escalated, and the men launched a physical assault on him. Being a licensed holder of a concealed firearm, the resident responded by using his handgun and wounded all three individuals. A firearm was also found at the location of the event.

All four involved individuals were critically wounded and transported to local hospitals for medical attention. The homeowner, having suffered considerable blunt-force trauma to his head and body, was admitted to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Similarly, a 29-year-old man, who was shot five times in his torso, was also taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A 22-year-old male with a chest gunshot wound and a 55-year-old male shot in the neck were both rushed to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

The injured homeowner’s relative, Andres Salgado, described the victim as a respectful, hard-working family man heavily involved in his children’s lives and his wife as a teacher. Salgado also noted that the household neighboring the victim’s residence had been dealing with issues lately.

Detectives have begun probing the case. As of Saturday, no charges were announced.