A concealed carry holder stopped an armed robbery crew from stealing his car in downtown Chicago early this morning.
The armed permit holder shot two men during an exchange of gunfire in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.
He was able to stop the car theft while taking out two of the suspects.
According to Chicago police, the victim was leaving the Cambria Hotel in the theater district when someone fired shots at him from a red SUV.
The concealed carry holder returned fire at the red SUV, sending the thugs fleeing from the scene.
However, another member of the same criminal gang was inside the victim’s parked car.
He got out and ran from the scene of the crime.
But cops say the crook left a tool and a phone in his haste to get away.
Shortly after the concealed carry holder stopped the crime in progress, a red SUV showed up at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
A 26-year-old man, who is now in police custody, walked into the emergency room for treatment of a gunshot wound to his knee.
Police say the SUV had bullet holes in it and was abandoned in the hospital emergency bay.
Two ammunition magazines were found lying on the ground close to the red SUV.
Around the same time, a 24-year-old man walked into Lurie Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right buttock.
He was transferred to Northwestern hospital and is now in police custody.
Thankfully, the victim was unharmed in the incident.
A concealed carry holder shot two men during a possible auto theft or carjacking in the Loop overnight, according to preliminary information from the scene.
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) December 10, 2022
According to CWB Chicago:
On Monday, a concealed carry hold shot three people who tried to rob him as he sat in his vehicle, authorities said.
Prosecutors have charged an adult and two juveniles with that crime.
The driver of the crew’s getaway car remains hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head, according to prosecutors.
Last Friday, December 2, a Rogers Park business owner shot an intruder who broke through his office’s back door while he was working late.
Charges have been filed against the alleged burglar.