Man Shoots And Kills Gunman Inside Of Philadelphia Barbershop

| by Lisa Fogarty

A licensed gun owner may have saved the lives of several people, including children, when he reportedly shot and killed a man who pulled out a gun during an altercation that took place at a Philadelphia barbershop on Sunday afternoon.

A 40-year-old man began arguing with another man inside of the shop just before 3 p.m. Sunday when he suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire, reports CBS Philly.

At that point, an unidentified man took out his own gun and reportedly shot the gunman several times in the chest. The gunman was pronounced dead later that day at Presbyterian Hospital.

The shooter turned himself into police at 16th District headquarters, but it isn't clear whether he will face charges. 

"The person who responded was a legal gun permit carrier," said Philadelphia Police Captain Frank Llewellyn. "He responded and I guess he saved a lot of people in there."

Llewellyn added: "There were numerous people in there. So it could have been a lot worse." 

Source: CBS Philly/Photo Credit: CBS Philly