Good Samaritan shot trying to stop Chicago car theft


A bystander is in critical condition after being shot while trying to prevent a carjacking on the West Side of the city.

The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday in the 1500 block of North Linder. Authorities reported that a woman was accosted by four men who assaulted her and stole her 2011 Volkswagen sedan.

Police stated that a 20-year-old man attempted to intervene, at which point one of the suspects fired shots, hitting the man in the chest.

The victim was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, while the woman was unharmed.

The details surrounding the event remain unclear at this moment.

No arrests have been made. Area Five Detectives are leading the investigation.

Marisa Rodriguez
Marisa Rodriguez
Digital Reporter. Previously, Marisa worked for 17 years at WGN-TV in Chicago. She’s worked historic events such as three presidential elections, NATO summit in Chicago, Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup wins in 2013 and 2015, local mayoral elections and the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win. Marisa has been nominated for two Emmy Awards.

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