Concealed carry holder shoots masked man during robbery attempt

Chicago police are investigating after a man was shot on the Far North Side overnight while he tried to rob a concealed carry holder.

Investigators were still at the shooting scene in the 2600 block of West Devon, working through exactly what happened.

According to initial information provided by the three male victims, an armed man wearing a ski mask confronted them and announced a robbery around 3:33 a.m. One of the victims, who is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, fired shots at the masked man, striking him in the chest and grazing his head.

After being shot, the man ran into a nearby alley. Police found him in the 2600 block of West Rosemont and brought EMS to treat his injuries. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

Officers said they found a handgun in a trash can near the injured man.

The would-be victims, ages 26, 33, and 31, were not injured.

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