1 dead after CPL holder returns fire on gunmen at Highland Park gas station

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – A concealed pistol license holder shot and killed a man who shot at him and others early Saturday in Highland Park, police said.

Police said two men were in a car in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station at Hamilton Avenue and Webb Street. Police said another car with one person inside pulled up about 12 a.m. and began talking with the men in the first car.

Police said two men walked out of a field and began shooting at the men in the cars. A man in the first car, who is a CPL holder, shot and killed one of the shooters, police said.

Police said that if the man had not returned fire, they believe all of the people in the two cars may have been killed.

The dead gunman and the CPL holder are both in their 20s, police said. Police are looking for the second shooter, a black man standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was dressed black clothing and had a hood over his head, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-852-7338.

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