CHICAGO — A 40-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot during a carjacking in the city’s Norwood Park neighborhood Sunday night, according to police.
Police said the man was walking towards his white Range Rover in the 6400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue around 8 p.m. when an unknown perpetrator approached and demanded his keys while armed with a handgun.
The 40-year-old man refused, leading the perpetrator to fire several shots, striking the man in the left arm and chest. The perpetrator then fled in the Range Rover.
The man was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in critical condition. There is no one in custody and the shooting is under investigation by Area Five detectives.
Liz Brobely was a bit in shock to find out about the carjacking. A resident in the area says she heard five shots ring out.
“I would have definitely gotten out of my car and said, ‘take it,'” Brobely said. “It’s not worth it because you don’t know people are crazy.”
Logan Square resident Steven Mills said dealing with Chicago’s crime is a small price to pay for living in the city. Mills told WGN he practices some preventative measures to avoid becoming the victim of a carjacking, however.
“The stopping distance between cars to have kind of a path and keeping doors locked but that’s about it,” Mills said.
CPD reports that through Oct. 3 of this year, there have been 1,280 reported vehicular hijackings. The total for all of last year was 915.