You know that dreaded bump-in-the-night situation that so many gun owners think about, worry about, and prepare for? The fact is, those situations don’t always happen in the middle of the night. Many times they take place in broad daylight. Case in point: an attempted home invasion yesterday — in what a neighbor described as a “pretty calm neighborhood” — in suburban Waukegan, Illinois, just north of Chicago.
The local constabulary received a call about 10:00 a.m. from a home owner reporting that two people, one of them armed, had tried to break into their home. It didn’t go well for the would-be invaders. There was an exchange of gunfire and then . . .
Officers showed up to the home and found the two males dead in the front yard, police said. Their names have not been released by the Lake County coroner’s office.
The good news is, according to the reporter in the video above, the local 5-0 called it an “isolated incident.” But apparently it wasn’t that isolated.
The shooting happened within a block of a Motel 6 that’s been the site of two murders since late August. John Cannon, 24, of Waukegan was shot fatally shot Sept. 8 at the motel, 31 N. Green Bay Rd., authorities said. On Aug. 26, another man was shot to death at the same motel. No arrest has been announced in either shooting.
In short, the home owner was home, ready, and able to defend himself and his family when two doods attempted to a violent dynamic entry. In other words, he was his own first responder. Police can never arrive quickly enough to be of much help when S really hits the F. That’s why you have to be prepared to protect yourself and those you love. And why home carry is such a good idea, too.