Man shoots himself while trying to rob Lyft driver in Park Manor

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A passenger tried to rob a rideshare driver early Thursday morning on Chicago's South Side. It didn't go so well for the thief.

The 25-year-old suspect pulled a gun on the Lyft driver around 2 a.m. in the 7200-block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue in the city's Park Manor neighborhood.

But the driver, also 25, fought back and tried to disarm the passenger. The weapon went off, striking the would-be robber in his hand.

The driver was not hurt. Video from the scene shows a dark SUV with a Lyft sticker and a Chevy Malibu with what appears to be bullet holes in it.

Investigators arrived on the scene shortly after the shooting. Police said the gun was not recovered.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. Charges are pending.

Lyft spokesman Scott Coriell said the company had no history of a ride occurring at the time or location of the robbery. He also said the driver of the vehicle "has not been active on the Lyft platform since November 2017."

"We also reached out to that individual, who confirmed to us that this incident had nothing to do with the Lyft platform," Coriell said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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