Shots fired during West Loop carjacking

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Two carjackers fired shots as they robbed a man of his vehicle in the West Loop on Sunday evening, police said. No injuries were reported.

And 18-year-old man was standing near his 2006 Chevrolet Uplander when the offenders approached him on the 600 block of West Lake at 10:06 p.m., according to CPD’s Office of New Affairs. The two men then displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s keys.

Police said the carjackers fired two shots before driving away with the minivan—one into the pavement and the other at the victim. Shell casings were found at the scene.

The minivan, which bears a license plate that begins with BN707 and had three bicycles in the rear storage area, was last seen heading westbound on Randolph Street, according to witnesses. Police described the carjackers as two black males wearing black hoodies.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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