The called it the "bar-hop shooting."
We couldn't ask for a better example of why alcohol and guns don't mix. Responsible gun owners leave their weapons at home when they go out drinking. That way, when the cave-man brawls take place out on the street, and they're about to catch a beating, they're not tempted to shoot their adversary six times.Ung and two friends crossed paths with DiDonato and three of his friends at 2:30 a.m. after both groups were looking for cabs after bar-hopping. Soon, a petty argument erupted between the two groups of strangers.Ung testified that he shot DiDonato in self-defense after he was followed, threatened and, finally, lunged at by DiDonato and one of his three friends on Market Street, in front of the Fox 29 studios.
DiDonato and his friends testified that they hadn't provoked Ung, who they said started the trouble.According to trial testimony, before Ung fired his .38-caliber pistol, he pointed it at DiDonato and ordered him back. DiDonato kept advancing and said: "Who you gonna shoot?"
Ung kicked. DiDonato grabbed his leg, causing Ung to lose his right boot and his balance. While falling, Ung began shooting. He called 9-1-1 seconds later.
Ung, of Fairfax County, Va., near Washington, had a permit from there that allowed him to legally carry his pistol in Pennsylvania.
I find it hard to believe this guy was acquitted. What do you think?
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