Shot fired during Old Town robbery, driver carjacked in River North

CHICAGO — A group of people who robbed two victims in Old Town on Friday afternoon fired a shot during one of the holdups, according to a Chicago police report. CPD is also investigating a carjacking that occurred overnight in River North.

The hijacking took place in the 400 block of North State around 3:08 a.m. Saturday, a Chicago police spokesperson said. Four men walked up to a couple on the street and demanded their property while implying they had weapons and threatening to shoot them.

One of the robbers punched the man and woman and took their valuables. The crew then drove away with the victims’ gray 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, according to police.

No suspect descriptions were released.

In Old Town, two people were robbed in separate incidents just a few moments apart around 12:18 p.m. Friday.

Three offenders approached a man in the 300 block of West Old Town Court and demanded his property at gunpoint, a CPD report said. One of the robbers fired a gun during the holdup, but no injuries were reported.

Moments later, the group robbed a woman in the 400 block of West Goethe. She told police she thought she heard a gunshot before three people took her purse at gunpoint as she walked from a nearby grocery store.

The Old Town suspects are two Black males and a Black female. They all appeared to be between 15 and 17 years old. One wore a green hoodie, another wore a gray hoodie, and the female had red coloring in her braids, according to officers who responded to the calls.

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