Man shot during robbery in Logan Square is at least the 3rd person shot during holdups this week

CHICAGO — Armed robbers shot a man who did not follow their commands during a holdup in Logan Square on Saturday afternoon, according to Chicago police. The victim is at least the third person shot during robberies this week.

Police said two robbers confronted a 26-year-old man in the 2500 block of North Richmond around 7:10 p.m. Saturday. He refused to surrender his property, and one of the offenders shot him in the left leg.

The victim was in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About 20 minutes before the shooting, another man was robbed near PNC Bank, 2300 North Western Avenue. The robbers struck that victim in the head with a firearm during the crime.

Investigators believe the same robbers are responsible for both holdups.

An officer who responded to the Western Avenue robbery said the suspects were two Black males between 15 and 17 years old. The gunman had an Afro and wore black clothing. The other wore a black shirt, white jeans, and a durag. They escaped in a white four-door SUV.

On Monday, a 46-year-old man was shot during a carjacking attempt in Bucktown.

He was sitting in his truck in the 2000 block of North Hoyne when two hijackers walked up around 8:35 p.m. They demanded control of the truck, and one of them shot the victim when he refused to cooperate, police said. The men fled in a silver SUV.

Another armed robbery was reported a few blocks away about ten minutes later near Palmer and Western. A man told police that three offenders robbed him at gunpoint and fled in a gray or silver Hyundai with a broken rear side window.

And a 49-year-old man who was shot in the West Loop on Friday told police that he believed he was shot during a robbery attempt.

He was in his car near Washington and Elizabeth when a gunman confronted him around 2:40 a.m., a Chicago police report said. The offender fired a shot, and the victim sped away, then crashed in the 1400 block of West Madison.

Passersby reported a traffic crash to 911, and officers found the man inside his car with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, police said.

All three shootings occurred in a part of Chicago that has experienced a steady wave of armed robbery sprees for several months.

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