Attacker shoots at group of people, including 1 year-old; Ohio CHL-holder shoots back

WXIX (FOX Cincinnati) is reporting that a man with an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) was able to defend the lives of himself, his sister, a one year-old child and another man after a neighbor began firing his gun at them.

From the article:

According to police, [Thomas] McCary argued with a woman on Holland Drive about 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.

During the dispute, her brother, Patrick Ewing, walked over to see what was going on.

That's when, police say, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at Ewing.

Ewing was not hit, but he had a gun on him and holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon. He drew his gun and fired three shots, striking McCary in the leg.

McCary went into his house and re-emerged with another handgun. With a gun in each hand, he fired three shots in the direction of the woman he was arguing with, her 1-year-old son and a third man.

The victims retreated into their home to avoid being shot.

Seeing his relatives under attack, Ewing fired additional rounds at McCary to try to divert his attention.

According to the report, McCary was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center and arrested.

A complete list of known incidents involving Ohio CHL-holders defending themselves is available here.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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