(SNews) – A 23-year-old woman with a concealed carry permit shot a carjacker in the head during a failed hijacking attempt in Chicago last week.
The incident occurred near 89th Street and Kenwood Avenue in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on Chicago’s south side at around 2 am on Wednesday.
The unidentified woman was sitting in her car when four armed men jumped out of a black sedan and approached her car.
When one of the would-be carjackers tried to open her door while flashing his gun, she turned the tables on the mob.
She grabbed her weapon and shot one of the men in the head.
The woman then exited her car and fled the scene.
One of the carjackers opened fire on the woman and she was shot in the arm.
The woman was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital.
The man she shot in the head survived and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center but he’s in critical condition.
The other three attackers got away.
According to Fox News:
Crime has spiked in the Windy City in the last year, with homicides reaching an all-time high in a quarter-century in 2021.
Robbery reports have surged 15% in 2022, according to Chicago police records. Holdups have gone up 11% since 2020 and 2019, though they decreased 10% compared to 2018.
In just one hour, seven carjackings were reported on Chicago’s West Side on Friday morning, police confirmed to Fox News Digital.
According to Newsweek:
Vehicle thefts have been on the rise in Chicago this year. According to the Chicago-based television news station WBBM-TV, there were more than 3,000 vehicle thefts last month, making October the month with the largest number of car thefts in Chicago in about 20 years.
As of November 20, Chicago Police Department data showed 17,700 vehicle thefts had been reported since the beginning of the year.
That number marks a 93 percent uptick over the total number of vehicle thefts reported for 2021 by this time last year, and a 104 percent increase in the number of vehicle thefts reported to police for 2020 by late November.