Carjackers exchange gunfire with concealed carry holder in South Loop; victim suffers graze wound

A concealed carry holder suffered a gunshot wound to his foot during an exchange of gunfire with a carjacker in the South Loop overnight, according to a CPD report.

The 35-year-old man was getting into his Audi Q7 when at least one other vehicle tried to box him in on the 100 block of East 23rd Street around 1:03 a.m.

The approximate location of Sunday’s shooting. | Multiplottr

Police said a gunman exited the second car and demanded the victim’s vehicle. The two then exchanged shots. One round grazed the victim’s left foot. EMS took him to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

The gunman escaped in the other vehicle, possibly a black sedan that headed north in the east alley of Michigan Avenue, police said.

Cops at the scene said the victim is an off-duty Illinois Department of Corrections officer.

Shots have been fired during a string of robberies and carjackings in the South Loop this year. One victim died:

  • On March 18, carjackers shot and dragged a driver from his car on the first block of East Cullerton in the South Loop.
  • Investigators suspect that a carjacker killed the 44-year-old man who was found lying dead in the street near the corner of 24th Street and Michigan Avenue early on February 6.
  • On February 12, a 30-year-old concealed carry holder exchanged gunfire with a man who shot at him during a likely robbery attempt on the 2200 block of South Michigan. The concealed carry holder was shot and survived. The assailant escaped.

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