Chicago, IL – A 23-year-old Chicago woman who was legally carrying a concealed weapon was able to defend herself against four armed carjackers who tried to steal her Toyota Corolla on Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. on Nov. 22 as the woman was sitting in her car near the corner of 89th Street and Kenwood Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood, WBBM reported.
The woman told responding officers that a black sedan pulled up beside her car and four men got out of it.
Police said the woman said one of the men brandished a gun at her and tried to open her car door, WBBM reported.
The driver of the Toyota they were trying to steal – a 23-year-old woman with a concealed carry permit – pulled out her legally-owned handgun, according to police.
Police said she shot the man who was trying to get into her car in the head, WBBM reported.
Then she ran for her life, according to authorities.
Another of the would-be carjackers opened fire on the 23-year-old woman and shot her in the arm as she fled, WBBM reported.
Police and EMS responded to the scene and the woman was transported to Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment of her gunshot wound.
Officials said she was in fair condition at the medical center, WBBM reported.
The carjacker that the woman shot was transported to Uniersity of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
But his three partners in crime fled the scene before police arrived and have not yet been arrested, WBBM reported.
At about 2:15 a.m. the same night, a few blocks away from the first shooting scene, police found an unidentified man fatally shot in the passenger seat of a black Kia Rio.
He was transported to Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, WBBM reported.
Police have not yet confirmed whether the two cases are connected but Chicago Police Department Area 2 detectives were investigating both crimes.
Crime in the windy city has continued to skyrocket in recent months, FOX News reported. https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-woman-concealed-carry-license-foils-attempted-carjacking-shooting-man-head
There were seven carjackings reported in just one hour on Chicago’s West Side in the early hours of Friday morning.