*Another* robbery victim shot overnight; now 5 robbery victims shot since Thursday

CHICAGO — For the fifth time since Thursday evening, police report that a man was shot during an armed robbery in the Washington Park neighborhood overnight. In recent days, other robbery victims have been shot in Rogers Park, Logan Square, Austin, and North Lawndale.

The latest shooting occurred in the 5900 block of South Michigan around 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to Chicago police. CPD said a 35-year-old man was outside when another man tried to rob him on the street. The robber fired a shot during the holdup attempt, striking the victim in the chest.

EMS took the victim to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

Witnesses said the robber left the area on foot. They described him as a Black male wearing a black hoodie and a black ski mask.

Yesterday afternoon, a 19-year-old woman was shot when three men tried to rob her in the 3900 block of West 21st Street. She was outside when the group confronted her and demanded her property around 1:10 p.m., police said. One of the robbers fired shots, striking the woman in the torso. She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

All three robbers ran west after getting the woman’s valuables, police said. An officer who reviewed surveillance footage said they were three Black males, one wearing all-black clothing with black shoes, another wearing all-black clothing with white shoes, and the third wearing a black top with red pants.

On Saturday evening, a 49-year-old Uber driver was shot when an armed carjacker slid into his back seat in the 200 block of North Latrobe, police said. The victim had stopped to pick up a passenger when the hijacker entered the Toyota Camry and ordered him out of the vehicle around 9:01 p.m.

The carjacker shot the rideshare driver in the knee even though the victim was complying with his commands, police said.

A 40-year-old man was shot during a robbery in Logan Square around 3:43 a.m. Saturday. Police said a group of robbers shot the man as they robbed him and a 51-year-old woman in the 3600 block of West Cortland. After taking the woman’s valuables, one of the robbers fired a shot, striking the male victim in the knee. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and is in good condition.

Still another robbery victim was shot Thursday night on the Far North Side. A 24-year-old man and his 28-year-old girlfriend were walking in the 7200 block of North Ridge when the robber confronted them around 9:04 p.m. Chicago police said the male victim tried to get ahold of the offender’s firearm, but it discharged, striking him in the hand. After getting wallets from the two victims, the robber fled.

Officers who spoke with the victims on Thursday described the gunman as a heavy-set Hispanic man who stood about 5’8 tall. He wore a face mask and may have a tattoo of a lion or tiger on his left forearm.

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