First of all: OUCH! Second of all: HECK YES! Although I cringed for the suspect who took a shot to the groin, I can’t say I really feel bad for him. Act like a hood rat and you’ll be treated like a hood rat!
Chicago Tribune reports that a concealed carrier, who was legally armed, shot a man who was paired with another hoodlum to gang up and rob him. They were reportedly trying to steal his car, and instead got a crotch rocket of sorts! I wonder how far that got the robber! LOL
What makes it even worse is that they attempted this carjacking in the middle of the day! Criminals are getting bold!
As the Chicago Tribune reports:
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the victim was standing outside his vehicle in the 5300 block of South Pulaski Road when two men approached and demanded his car keys, police said.
Instead of handing over his keys, the victim shot one of the men in the groin area. The other man took off, but he was caught a short time later, police said.
The wounded robber, 25, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was listed in good condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
The other robber, whose exact age is unknown, was arrested. Charges are pending against both, police said. A weapon was recovered.
It’s unclear if the victim lived in the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, but at least 429 residents have active concealed carry permits, according to the most recent statistics from the Illinois State police.
You never know when a criminal may get the harebrained idea to attack. It could be in the dead of night or in the broad daylight. This is why you must ALWAYS be prepared. I don’t ever go anywhere without my EDC, and neither should you!