The one you are not hearing about in Charleston.
Police said a woman who was lawfully carrying a pistol shot and killed a man who began shooting at a crowd of people Wednesday night in Charleston.
Dennis Butler was killed after allegedly shooting at dozens of people attending a graduation party Wednesday near the Vista View Apartment complex. No injuries were reported from those at the party.
Investigators said Butler was warned about speeding in the area with children present before he left. He later returned with an AR-15-style firearm and began firing into the crowd before he was shot and killed.
“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Charleston Police Department Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett said.
Officers did not go into detail, but said Butler did have an extensive criminal history.
Hazelett said no charges will be filed against the woman.
The proper placement of rounds on an active shooter by an armed civilian at the location solved the problem with a minimum possible amount of damage. The only law that can stop a mass killing from happening is the one that says “you can carry anytime, anywhere as the Second Amendment intended.”