Carjacker Shot In The Head After Attempting To Steal Car

On Chicago’s South Side, a 23-year-old concealed-carry permit holder defended herself against four armed men who tried to carjack her.

An unidentified woman was sitting in her car near 89th Street and Kenwood Avenue just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday when four men jumped out of a black sedan.

As one of the men attempted to open her car door with a gun, the woman shot him in the head and fled.

Her left arm was grazed by a shot from one of the other men, and she was later taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital.

Although the woman’s other three attackers escaped, the man she shot in the head was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Chicago’s crime rate has spiked in recent years, with homicides reaching their highest level in 25 years.

In 2022, Chicago police report a 15% increase in robberies. Holdups have increased 11% since 2020 and 2019, but decreased 10% since 2018.

Police said that seven carjackings occurred on Chicago’s West Side in just one hour. In a request for comment from Fox.

Some of the alleged carjackings, which occurred on several streets, were carried out at gunpoint.

In an altercation that killed both the suspect and a grocery store clerk earlier this month, a concealed-carry holder interrupted an attempted robbery.

According to Fox station WFLD in Chicago, Nicholas Williams, 24, attempted to rob El Barakah Supermarket on 73rd St. on the South Shore at about 6:20 p.m.