Shots fired during attempted carjacking in River North

A gunman reportedly fired shots during an attempted carjacking in the River North neighborhood early Friday. No injuries were reported.

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The 31-year-old victim said two men stepped out of a dark sedan and approached him as he sat inside his Mercedes A35 on the 600 block of North Wells around 12:30 a.m.

The men demanded the victim’s car keys while displaying two guns and one of the offenders fired toward the man’s car when the victim fled. Neither the car nor the victim were struck, according to CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli.

Both offenders then ran back to their own vehicle, which was driven by a third person, and sped onto the Ontario feeder ramp.

Bartoli said the two gunmen are black men between 28- and 33-years-old who stand 6-feet to 6’3” tall. One had long dreadlocks and wore a black hoodie with black jogging pants. The victim, who lives in Lakeview, said the offenders’ vehicle appeared to be a dark Chrysler 300 with tinted windows.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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