Chicago Concealed Carrier Uses Firearm to Defend Against Carjacker By: Kenzie Fitzpatrick

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A suspected armed carjacker opened fire at a man sitting in his vehicle in Chicago’s North Austin neighborhood at 1:25 am on Monday, August 22nd.

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Unbeknownst to the attacker, the car owner was a lawful concealed carrier with a handgun on his person.

In response to the gunshots, the victim drew his gun and returned fire.

The victim critically wounded the attacker, hitting him in the chest. The perp was then taken to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment.

The concealed carrier was not injured in the melee.

This all occurred in the 5500 block of West Crystal Street in Chicago, and detectives are still investigating.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, police officers recovered the suspect’s weapon at the crime scene.

Unfortunately, carjacking is common on the streets of Chicago.

Police officers have had shootouts with carjackers in the past that have ended with both the carjacker and police officers being injured.

According to NeighboorhoodScout, there is a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Chicago.

This story is still developing, stay tuned for updates.