A 23-year-old Chicago woman with a concealed carry license defended herself against four armed robbers who attempted to steal her car last Wednesday morning on the South Side of the city.
According to a report from CBS Chicago, four armed men sprung out from a black sedan and began trying to open the woman’s car door shortly after 2 AM.
That was when one of the thugs pulled out a firearm and brandished it at the woman in an attempt to get her to surrender.
Instead, she pulled out a piece of her own and shot that man in the head, before exiting the vehicle and running away.
She was shot one time in her left arm by another one of the carjackers as she tried to run away.
Police say that the man who was shot in the head was taken to the hospital in critical condition, though no announcement has been given on his current state.
The woman is said to be in good condition and is expected to fully recover from her wound.
Chicago’s South Side has long been a dangerous place and that doesn’t seem to have changed recently, as a report by ABC7 states that 31 people were shot on Thanksgiving weekend, with six of those shootings being fatal.
According to Fox News, carjackings have been far too common in Chicago.
“More than 15,000 cars have been stolen in 2022 in Chicago alone, with more than 3,000 of these thefts occurring in October, according to CBS News. CWB Chicago reported that as many as 1,397 cases have occurred in the first two weeks of November.”
Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s current mayor, has been receiving plenty of attacks based on her inability to curb crime while she’s been in office.
At an appearance on Monday, she explained briefly that she will be spending more money in crime-riddled neighborhoods, in a quote shared by WGN9.
“If we’re going to break this cycle – the grip of the street- we’ve got to play the long game. The long game is investing our way out of the problem. Not arresting our way out of the problem.”
Candidate for Chicago Governor Kambium Buckner spoke to Fox News and explained why he thinks, along with many others, Lightfoot is failing at her job as mayor.
“Chicago is suffering a horrifying pandemic of violence. Crime, and homicides in particular, is the worst it’s been since 1996. In 2021, a staggering 797 people were murdered, and shootings have gone up 53% since 2018. Carjackings — happening in neighborhoods across the city — have increased over 200% from 2019.”
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