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Teen shot dead after allegedly trying to rob concealed-carry license holder at gunpoint

A 16-year-old boy was shot dead by a 24-year-old concealed-carry license holder after the teen allegedly tried to rob the man at gunpoint in a bank parking lot near Chicago over the weekend. (koi88 / Getty Images)

Police in Oak Park, Illinois, said a concealed-carry license holder shot and killed a 16-year-old boy after the teen allegedly tried to rob the man in a bank parking lot just after 11 a.m. Saturday, OakPark.com reported.

Damon Phillips of nearby Chicago allegedly approached the 24-year-old man, also from Chicago, in a U.S. Bank parking lot when gunfire erupted, police told the outlet.

Phillips reportedly fled in a waiting car, police told OakPark.com, and was later pronounced dead at a Chicago hospital.

Oak Park Police Chief Anthony Ambrose told the outlet that investigators are trying to determine how many shots were fired from each weapon and how many other people were involved in the alleged robbery attempt.

"We know he obviously was with someone, so we're trying to locate that person and if there was more than one individual [involved]," Ambrose told OakPark.com.

A nearby off-duty Chicago police officer detained the concealed-carry holder, WMAQ-TV reported, and he was being questioned by investigators, police said.

Earlier this month, a concealed-carry license holder in Chicago shot a man who police said was trying to carjack him. The would-be crook was shot “in the groin area” and was listed in good condition at a hospital.

Nearby residents gathered Sunday to discuss the shooting, WGN-TV reported. One said it was "clear example of the disadvantage that most children in the city are going through."

(H/T: Bearing Arms)

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