Two Concealed Carriers Stop Mall Shooter

Here’s a story that won’t make it to the mainstream media, mainly because it shows the importance of carrying concealed guns. The only kind of stories like this that are allowed to be reported on, on a national level, are mass murders that can be blamed on some lone nutcase, preferably committed with several black and really scary looking guns.

Cases that show someone responsibly using a gun to stop someone else from murdering are ignored. The media wouldn’t want their viewers to get the wrong idea. They need to keep their viewers scared to death of guns.

Here’s the local story from Fort Smith, Arkansas, reported by 4029-TV:

Fort Smith police confirmed one person was killed and another wounded after a shooting in the parking lot of Central Mall on Saturday. 

Cpl. Patricia Sullivan said Monday that 34-year-old Fadi Qandil was killed in the shooting outside Central Mall and 27-year-old Grayson Herrera was wounded.

Police said Qandil approached his estranged wife, Tabitha Qandil, 31, who was with two men, 27-year-old Dustin O’Connor and 23-year-old Grayson Herrera.

Herrera and the other man also pulled out handguns and the three exchanged gunfire with Qandil and Herrera being hit.

No charges have been filed against the two men. Authorities believe the shooting was in self-defense. There was no history among the three men.

Grubbs said there was a previous record between Qandil and his wife for domestic problems.

An off-duty police officer and a police officer working mall duty heard shots and responded, according to police. 

Herrera is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Sullivan says the investigation is not complete and that no arrests have been made.

Fadi likely planned on the mall premises being a gun-free zone. He probably expected to be the only person with a gun. It’s because there were two citizens with concealed guns that Tabitha is still alive.



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  • jessica22

    Love seeing the prevalence of CCWs by sane, rational people!
    Pretty soon the criminals will realize they’re not the only one packin’…

  • Richard

    It sounds like the dead man was of muslin decent. Doesn’t say. He got what he deserved.

    • justathinkin54

      Hopefully his 72 Virginians.

    • Grindstone50k

      Because that matters…

  • pete0097

    Women should avoid becoming trophy wives.

  • ort

    Good for them! Conceal carry saves lives.
    I wonder if the mall had those moronic signs that show a gun with a red slash over it. Might as well put up a sign that says “attention criminals–you are now free to slaughter patrons at will.”

  • jwright673

    I re-qualified yesterday for my concealed carry permit, a yearly event.

    • PWe72


    • ken.

      a permit to exercise your constitutional right? that’s just so wrong!

  • greyhound44

    I’m 69.5 and have been shooting since age 9 or 10.
    Walked into my first prep school with a .22 on my shoulder in 1958 at age 13.5; transferred the next year to LSMA and was handed an M-1. Nice weapon when properly maintained.
    In the senior shootings, I was # 1 at 100 meters (guess yards in those days) and told them to take the targets out to 200 (I guess yards) and I’ll shoot standing, and the NONCOMS said “son, if we ever go to war again, we want you with us”.
    Well, that didn’t happen as I avoided the Army after being an US Army PFC Sniper out of high school JR ROTC; went to undergrad and medical school.
    I carry daily.
    Often larger stuff today.
    fmr LCDR MC USNR NUKE – resigned after 8.5 years active/4.5 years as a LCDR NUKE – 4 July 1978

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