Police release video of suspects who shot man during Gold Coast carjacking attempt

Chicago police have released surveillance videos that show two suspects who are wanted in connection with a shooting that left a River North man critically wounded during a June 17 carjacking attempt in the Gold Coast.

The 35-year-old victim was standing with his girlfriend at 21 East Chestnut at 10:22 p.m. when a man demanded the keys to the Jeep Trailhawk at gunpoint, according to a CPD report. Police said one of the offenders then fired a shot, striking the man in his neck. The carjackers then returned to and SUV they arrived in and fled the scene.

Video footage released by police this weekend shows an SUV arriving on the block and two offenders stepping out of its rear doors. One of the suspects is wearing a Fila tracksuit, according to a notation that police added to the video.

The driver of the SUV backs into a parking space while the two offenders walk toward a UHaul truck, which was parked near the shooting scene. Ten seconds later, the two offenders run back to the SUV.

CWBChicago reported on June 18 that the silver Honda Pilot the carjackers used had been reported stolen.

Anyone with information about the case can call CPD Detective Schmit at 312-744-8263 regarding case #JE-269948.

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