Man injured in shooting in South Loop parking lot, minutes after woman was taken less than a mile away

A man was injured in a shootout with five gunmen who confronted him in a South Loop parking lot early Monday, minutes after carjackers hit a woman and stole her car less than a mile away.

Police said the shooting took place around 3:40 a.m. in the 1100 block of Delano Court. A man entered the parking lot, followed by a black jeep and a white sedan.

Police said five men armed with grenades approached the man, who was a concealed carry holder, and pulled out his gun. Firing ensued and the five attackers ran back to the cars and fled.

Police said Carrie Holder, a concealed carry, was shot in the leg and stunned, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Police said that a few minutes ago a woman was standing with her friend in the 700 block of South Wales Street, when a black jeep approached them and three men came out and started demanding their property. One of the attackers hit a 48-year-old woman in the head and the robbers took off in her Chrysler 300.

Police would not say whether the attacks were related. No one was in custody.

Both incidents occurred in the First Police District, where crime is up 111% over the previous year, including a 136% increase in motor vehicle thefts, a 155% increase in thefts, and an 82% increase in thefts. According to data from the Chicago Police Department, there has been a 33% increase in shooting incidents and a 167% increase in homicides in the district.

on Sunday, Seven people shot in the city It took more than three hours in Chicago, including an attack on the North River in which four people were injured in a firing from a car on State Street.

The mass shooting took place around 1 p.m. in the 400 block of North State Street, the same block where the two men were injured in a drive-by shooting just two weeks ago.

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