Another Self-Defense Shooting In Chicago

Chicago Carjacking News

Attackers shot a man in the leg during a failed carjacking attempt in Loop early Sunday morning.

Several suspects approached the 44-year-old victim, attempting to steal his car at gunpoint, at around 4 a.m. in the 100 block of West Van Buren Avenue, according to a statement by Chicago police.

During the gunfight with the suspects, the man suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg. After attacking him, they drove off in a black Dodge SUV, and no one has been arrested.

They brought the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the last report had him listed in critical condition.

This is one of a long list of self-defense shootings in the past couple of weeks in the Chicago area, including a rideshare driver yesterday and two more Illinois CCL related incidents earlier in the week.

Illinois gun owners lost another court case against the assault weapon ban in court on Thursday; nevertheless, there was another carjacking involving a firearm that WAS NOT an assault weapon.

They did not say if the victim had a concealed carry license (CCL) or FOID, which is mandatory in Illinois.

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Brian Armstrong grew up in a small farm town in rural Indiana and learned to shoot before he learned to drive. His career began in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where he worked as a firefighter and a medic before moving to Chicago. Throughout the years, he has owned multiple businesses, from construction to technology. He is back to his emergency services roots -teaching emergency first aid and firearms courses, along with writing for numerous publications. He believes the best way to learn "HOW" to do something is first to answer "WHY" you do something. He is your average guy with views like yours. Now, he's sharing the knowledge he's gained from teaching, learning from others, and researching topics you don't have time to explore. His feeling about staying safe is "The best way to win a fight is not to get into a fight!" He is always looking for new ideas. If you have a topic, current news you would like covered, or a publication looking for content, please reach out and let him know. You can follow him @LetsTalkDGU and #LetsTalkDGU


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