REPORT: Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Three Teenagers Who Allegedly Tried To Rob Him At Gunpoint


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A concealed carry holder opened fire on would-be robbers on the West Side of Chicago on Monday morning.

A 56-year-old man was driving his car in the 4700 block of West Arthington Street in Lawndale around 6 p.m. when three teenagers approached him in a vehicle, Chicago Police said, ABC 7 reported.

One of the teenagers reportedly got out of his car, pointed a gun at the man and asked for his belongings. The man then pulled out his own gun and fired, Chicago Police said, according to ABC 7. (RELATED: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Signs Law Ditching Concealed Carry Permit Requirement)

The teenagers tried driving away before crashing the vehicle. The driver was taken to Mount Sinai hospital and is in critical condition after being shot in the head, according to the report.

The second teen was multiple blocks away and had a gunshot wound in his shoulder. He is recovering in Stroger hospital. The third teenager—who was in the backseat—has a broken leg from the crash, the outlet reported.

The victim was unharmed.

Over the weekend in Chicago, gun violence that occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m Sunday. wounded more than a dozen people and killed at least four, authorities said, Fox News reported.