3 teens injured after trying to rob concealed carry license holder: Chicago police

Lawndale shooting took place on Arthington Street; 2 teens shot, 1 injured in crash

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Teens hurt after man being robbed shoots at suspects: CPD
There was a Chicago shooting early Monday morning after a concealed carry license holder opened fire at would-be robbers in Lawndale, CPD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three teenagers were injured on the West Side early Monday morning when a concealed carry license holder opened fire on would-be robbers, Chicago police said.

A 56-year-old man was in his vehicle in the 4700-block of West Arthington Street in Lawndale just before 6 a.m., when a vehicle with three male teenagers approached, CPD said.

One of the teens got out of the vehicle, pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his belongings, police said.

A struggle ensued before the victim, a FOID and CCL holder, pulled out his weapon and fired several rounds, according to CPD.

The suspect vehicle tried to drive away, but crashed nearby.

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The 15- to 18-year-old driver of that vehicle was shot in the head, and taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition.

A second teen about the same age was found several blocks away with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was taken to Stroger hospital in serious condition.

A third teen, who was in the backseat of the suspect vehicle, suffered a broken leg in the crash, and was taken to a local hospital in fair condition, police said.

The man was not hurt.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

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