Man beaten with hammer in Humboldt Park carjacking

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was hospitalized after being beaten with a hammer during a carjacking early Thursday, Chicago police said.

The 51-year-old victim was carrying items to his vehicle in the 2600-block of West Haddon in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood when police said two female suspects and two male suspects exited from a Chevrolet sedan.

One of the female suspects began to strike the victim in the head with a hammer while the other female suspect and the two male suspects beat the victim, police said. All four offenders fled in the victim's 2012 gray Lexus SUV.

The victim was taken to Presence St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in stable condition with head contusions and lacerations to the nose.

He spoke with ABC7 Chicago from his home late Thursday morning, but did not appear on camera.

"I did not see any gun. Maybe somebody had, I didn't see. But I see for sure the hammer," he said.

No one is in custody and the police investigation continues.
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