Man Critically Wounded in Logan Square Carjacking

The now-stolen 1999 Chevy Tahoe's license plate number is K489983

By Regina Waldroup
|  Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 6:03 PM CDT
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Chicago police on Thursday continued their search for two men who ordered a man out of his car and shot him when he complied. Regina Waldroup reports.

Chicago police on Thursday continued their search for two men who ordered a man out of his car and shot him when he complied. Regina Waldroup reports.

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Chicago police continue their search for two men who ordered a man out of his car and shot him when he complied Wednesday.

The carjacking, on the 2000 block of North Richmond Street in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, left Lionel Vazquez in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Vazquez, 49, was warming up his beige 1999 Chevy Tahoe at about 8 p.m. when two men -- one carrying a handgun -- walked up and ordered him out of the SUV, his son told NBC Chicago.

The son, who asked to not be identified, said his father was shot a total of four times; one bullet grazed his head, two others hit him in the left leg and a fourth struck him in the chest. The son said the attackers pulled Vazquez out of the vehicle and stomped on his face before driving off with the Tahoe.

Vazquez underwent surgery Thursday to remove all but one bullet which remains lodged underneath his ribs. His son says he will need one or more surgeries, and that he's talking but unable to eat. He says his dad is a hardworking family man who did not deserve to be attacked.

The stolen vehicle's license plate number is K489983, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The only description of the carjackers given by authorities was that they were two Hispanic men. Neighbors in the area said Richmond Street has become increasingly violent.

"Over there is the street I try to avoid at night," area resident Josephine Kwong said. "There was a shooting there a few years ago."

Police had no one in custody and had not located the vehicle as of 1:30 p.m. Anyone with information should call 312-744-8200.

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