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Concealed carrier, 56, turns the tables on armed carjackers in Chicago, shooting and seriously wounding 2 of them while third suspect breaks leg

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A 56-year-old man carrying a concealed gun fought back against a trio of armed teenage carjackers in Chicago and turned the tables on them, shooting and seriously wounding two of the suspects, while the third broke a leg in a car crash.

What are the details?

The man was in his vehicle in the 4700 block of West Arthington Street, which is on the west side of the city, just before 6 a.m. Monday when three male teens approached in a vehicle, police told WLS-TV.

One of the suspects pulled a gun on the man and demanded his belongings, WBBM-TV reported.

But the man wasn't about to become a victim. Instead he exited his vehicle, struggled with at least one of the suspects, and then pulled out a gun of his own and opened fire, WBBM said.

They all suffered the consequences:

  • The driver of the suspect's vehicle was shot in the head and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, WLS said.
  • A second suspect was found several blocks away with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, WLS said, adding that he was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
  • The third suspect was in the back seat of the suspects' vehicle and suffered a broken leg after the vehicle crashed, WLS said, adding that he was taken to a local hospital in fair condition.

WBBM said the suspects' vehicle crashed through an open lot. A neighbor who heard the crash told the station it sounded like a "train got hit or something."

Police told WBBM the man who shot the suspects has a license to carry a concealed gun and was not injured in the incident, adding that detectives are investigating.

Chicago driver turns the tables on would-be carjackers, shooting 2 of the 3 suspectsyoutu.be

Chicago carjackers getting pushback?

Carjackers in the Windy City seem to have been meeting with resistance of late; a 17-year-old carjacker died last week after a woman carrying concealed shot him in the head during an attempted heist on the south side the day before Thanksgiving.

In July, a woman with a concealed carry license shot at a group of males who pointed a gun at her as they attempted to steal her car — and a 13-year-old male with the would-be thieves was shot.

This story has been updated.

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