CHICAGO (WLS) -- A would-be robbery victim with a concealed carry license got into a shootout with a suspect on the Far North Side early Tuesday morning.
The 23-year-old man was walking in the 5400-block of North Winthrop Avenue in the city's Edgewater neighborhood just after 4:20 a.m., when a white sedan and dark-colored SUV approached, CPD said.
A male suspect got out of one of the cars, pulled out a gun and demanded the man give him his belongings, police said.
The victim, who has a Firearm Owners Identification card and CCL, also pulled out a gun, and there was a shootout, police said.
The man was not injured, and the suspect got back into the SUV empty-handed, according to police.
Both vehicles drove away, traveling south.
It was not immediately clear if the suspect was injured.
No one was in custody later Tuesday morning, and Area Three detectives are investigating.
Two other men were robbed at gunpoint during similar attacks that happened in less than an hour in Edgewater and West Ridge.
The first robbery occurred around 3:40 a.m. when two armed men approached a 45-year-old man inside a vehicle in the 2100-block of West Lunt Avenue and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.
After the man complied, the robbers got into a silver SUV and sped away, police said.
About half an hour later, two gunmen exited separate vehicles in the 6100-block of North Wolcott Avenue and robbed a 29-year-old man sitting in his vehicle, police said.
Police are investigating the possibility the three attacks are linked.
Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.
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