Man shot during carjacking attempt on Goose Island

Approximate locations of the shooting (red) and the failed auto theft (blue).

A would-be carjacker shot a man outside a Goose Island auto repair shop Wednesday afternoon, about an hour after the same man apparently tried to steal another motorist’s car on the other side of the island, according to Chicago police and dispatch records.

Around 12:45 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of North North Branch after two men tried to steal a car from next to a warehouse. The theft failed, and the offenders fled in a silver Chevy Malibu bearing a stolen license plate that begins with CA226.

Then, at 1:54 p.m., a gunman demanded car keys from a 66-year-old man as the victim got into his Jeep Grand Cherokee outside an auto repair shop on the 800 block of West Division. 

When the victim refused to cooperate, the robber pushed him, said “I’m gonna shoot you anyway,” and then shot the man in his left arm, according to a CPD report. The victim ran into the nearby business to get help. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

The offender and an accomplice again fled in a silver or gray Chevy Malibu.

On North Branch, the offenders were described as two thin Black men who wore hoodies. On Division, the gunman was further described as being 5’10” to 5’11” tall wearing all black clothing, including a black hat.

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