Robber fires shot, pistol-whips victim in Rogers Park

An armed robber fired a handgun, then beat his victim with the weapon in Rogers Park on Sunday evening, according to Chicago police. The offender remains on the loose.

The 23-year-old victim was walking in the 1300 block of West Farwell when the gunman approached and demanded his property around 10:45 p.m., according to a CPD spokesperson. But the victim refused to cooperate until the robber fired a bullet into the ground, police said.

At that point, the victim threw his property onto the ground and tried to run away. He didn’t get far. The robber grabbed him from behind, beat him in the head with a pistol, and then ran away, according to police.

The victim went to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to treat the injuries he received during the beating.

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