Prosecutors say a twice-convicted gun offender was on bond for a pending Class X felony gun case when he threatened a Swedish Hospital security guard with a pistol and fired shots in the hospital parking lot, narrowly missing a bystander.
A man fought off two robbers who then brandished a gun in Boystown on Sunday night, police said. Separately, detectives are investigating a robbery in Ravenswood in which three men mugged a woman and stole her car Saturday evening.
Ridership on the CTA’s train system remains significantly lower than during the pre-COVID era, but city statistics show that robberies and violent attacks on the L system from downtown to the North Side are at their highest point in at least ten years.
A carjacker took a woman’s SUV at gunpoint in Ravenswood on Tuesday morning, police said. The details of the hijacking are similar to at least nine other cases that have been reported in the area in recent days.