A 28-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head during a carjacking in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood on Monday evening.
According to Chicago police, the man had just finished changing a flat tire on a vehicle when an unidentified suspect approached on foot and attempted to steal the car keys out of the man’s hand.
A physical altercation began, with the assailant pulling out a weapon. The victim was able to knock the gun out of his hand, but the assailant picked up the weapon and fired a shot, striking the man in the head, police said.
The gunman then fled the scene in the victim’s dark-blue Nissan Altima, and he remains at large.
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The victim was transported to an area hospital, and was in critical condition, police say.
Area One detectives are investigating the case. The gunman is described as a Black male, between the ages of 18 and 25, standing approximately 6-feet-1 inches tall and wearing dark clothing. The man was also wearing a ski mask at the time of the shooting, authorities said.