2 men shot after tracking down robbery crew that mugged their relatives: Chicago police reports

CHICAGO — Two men were shot on Sunday morning after they successfully tracked down a robbery crew that mugged their relatives, only to have the offenders open fire on them, according to a Chicago police report.

Cops responded to several calls of armed robberies being carried out Sunday morning in Pilsen by up to four masked men armed with multiple firearms who traveled in a Kia Soul.

Two victims were robbed in the 1800 block of West 21st Street around 6:45 a.m. Following that, there was an attempted robbery in the 1900 block of South Blue Island. Another couple was robbed in the 1100 block of West 18th Place, followed by another robbery in the 1300 block of West Cullerton.

At about 7 a.m., a 64-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman were robbed by three gunmen in the 1600 block of South Miller Street, according to a Chicago police report. CPD said the crew pistol-whipped the woman, took property from both victims and fled in the Kia Soul.

Two relatives of the victims who were robbed on Miller Street decided to track down the offenders.

Within minutes, they found the Kia Soul and the robbers in the 3700 block of South Ashland. Their plan quickly went sideways when the robbers opened fire on them, according to a CPD report.

Police said an “unknown number of offenders” shot a 44-year-old man in the elbow and torso and shot a 19-year-old man in the thigh. A ShotSpotter detected 12 rounds fired at the scene. Both victims were taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

The Chicago police media statement did not reveal that the victims were shot while hunting down a robbery crew. CPD reports provided to CWBChicago, however, confirm that information.

According to one report, the older shooting victim is the son of the female robbery victim, while the younger victim is the victim’s grandson.

The victims targeted during the robbery spree offered differing descriptions of the offenders. No arrests have been made.

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