Chicago woman with CCW foils attempted carjacking by shooting man in head
The Windy City’s gun laws are among the most restrictive in the country
November 28, 2022 5:14pm
Updated: November 28, 2022 6:43pm
A 23-year-old woman with a concealed-carry weapons permit (CCW) fended off four men who attempted to carjack her last week in Chicago, according to local news.
Police say the woman, who remains unidentified, was sitting in her car shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday in the city’s South Side when the men got out of a black sedan and approached, reports Chicago’s local CBS outlet.
One of them tried to open her car door while flashing a gun. The woman, who was licensed to carry concealed, shot that man in head before bolting away from her vehicle.
Another one of the would-be carjackers shot at the woman, hitting her in the left arm. She was treated at Advocated Trinity Hospital in fair condition.
The man she shot in the head was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. His three co-conspirators got away, according to authorities.
The Windy City’s gun laws are among the most restrictive in the country, according to a Chicago Tribune editorial responding to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s comments that such laws had little effect on gun crime.
Crime has spiked in the Chicago over the last year. Homicides hit an all-time high in a quarter century in 2021 and robbery reports have risen 15% in 2022, reports Fox News.
Carjackings have gone up 11% since 2020 and 2019, but decreased 10% compared to 2018, according to Chicago police records.
In just one hour on Friday morning, seven carjackings were reported on Chicago’s West Side, police confirmed to Fox News.
Chicago police are investigating whether recent carjacking is related to a man that was found shot and killed inside a stolen Kia nearby, less than an hour afterward.