A bystander with a gun stops shooting in Florida park
Gunfire breaks out on a back to school event.
The shooter who opened fire on a Florida back-to-school cookout filled with more than 100 people-including children-will remain in the hospital Tuesday, as the nation’s prominent gun-rights group praised the actions of an armed bystander.
The shooter, who has not been named by Titusville Police, the Holmes Regional Medical Center after being shot in the head, according to Florida Today.
The Titusville Police earlier said in a press release the man was involved in a fist fight with another person at the Issac Campbell Park and left around 5:20 a.m. on Saturday, only to return with a gun minutes later and start shooting.
A bystander, who is lawfully licensed to carry a firearm, then shot the gunman. The officials still have not released further details about the incident or identified the shooter or a bystander.
The shooting took place on Saturday at the Isaac Campbell Park.
“We are very grateful that no one else was injured in this incident,” Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said in a statement. “This defendant opened fire on a crowded public park. This can be so much worse.”
FLORIDA ARMED BYSTANDER STOPS GUNMAN ON CROWDED BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT AT THE PARK, POLICE SAY
The nation’s largest gun rights group, the National Rifle Association, praised the actions of the bystander.
“After a man open fired on the back-to-school event in Titusville, Florida, an armed citizen pulled his #firearm and stopped the #shooter,” the NRA said in a tweet. “Fortunately, nobody was injured and this is another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad one.”
#ARMEDCITIZEN: After a man open fired on the back-to-school event in Titusville, Florida, an armed citizen pulled his #firearm and stopped the #shooter. Fortunately, nobody was injured and this is another example of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad. https://t.co/2SxTf6uL1U
— NRA (@NRA) August 6, 2018
Stepanie Fayson, whose daughter was in the park at the time, told WFTV the shooting led to chaos.
“They heard the shot and she was running, and she said that everyone one over the other,” Fayson told WFTV.
Titusville Police said that the incident is still under investigation, but the viewer will not be prosecuted because his actions were within the law, according to the research.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed