Police: 49-year-old man shot in Bucktown during attempted carjacking

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO – A 49-year-old man was shot in Bucktown during an attempted carjacking Wednesday afternoon.

At around 12:10 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of West Shakespeare Avenue.

Police said a 49-year-old man was approached by two unknown suspects who demanded his vehicle.

At least one suspect fired shots, striking the man, later identified as John Ross, one of the owners of The Bristol, in the leg. The suspects did not end up taking the vehicle.

Natalie Gubman was wrapping up work from home before the holidays, when a noise caught her attention/

“I just heard a shot and I heard like the squealing of a car,” she said. “so I just opened my door up there and I saw there was a guy that was just laying on the sidewalk and I was just like, Oh My God.'”

Ross was transported to Illinois Masonic in good condition, but his co-owner told WGN News he is not out of the woods yet.

The shooting comes as Bucktown residents have hired private security due to a rise in carjackings and robberies.

No suspects are in custody as police continue to investigate. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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