The 28-year-old was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.
A man helping a friend with car trouble was shot and critically wounded during a struggle with a carjacker Monday in West Lawn, police said.
The 28-year-old had just finished changing his friend’s flat tire about 6:25 p.m. in the 4700 block of West 64th Street when a male approached and tried to take the man’s car keys, Chicago police said.
A struggle ensued, and the carjacker pulled out a gun, police said, but the man knocked the gun from the carjacker’s hand.
The carjacker retrieved the gun and fired a shot, striking the man in the head, police said.
He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.
The suspect fled in the man’s dark-blue Nissan Altima, police said. He was described as 18 to 25 years old and about 6-foot-1. He was wearing dark clothing and a ski mask.
The FBI’s Chicago office issued an alert for the Altima after the shooting, warning residents not to approach and to call 911 if they spot it.
Have you seen this vehicle? Law enforcement is searching for this Nissan (IL CA 91727) involved in a violent carjacking in which 1 person was shot. Your tip could be worth a reward. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI or report anonymously at https://t.co/5KoqNDuLO3. pic.twitter.com/NlmRi8oNjV
— FBI Chicago (@FBIChicago) May 25, 2021
At the scene, officers placed several evidence markers around a wrench and what appeared to be a weapon magazine.
Area One detectives are investigating.
Contributing: Tyler LaRiviere