Man shot during attempted Gold Coast carjacking; critical condition

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 35-year-old man was shot after an attempted carjacking in the Gold Coast neighborhood Thursday night, according to Chicago police.

The man was standing on the sidewalk with his girlfriend on the 0-100 block of East Chestnut Street around 10:20 p.m. Thursday when a man with a gun approached them and demanded the keys to his car, which was a black Jeep.

The suspect then fired a shot and struck the man in the neck before fleeing in a waiting Honda SUV. 

The man transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.

Some longtime residents are sick of the violence in the area.

“Something has to be done. It’s an embarrassment. It’s like enough is enough, how many people have to die. It’s just really sad,”

Area Three detectives are investigating. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at

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