2A Patriot Takes Down Two Armed Carjackers as They Steal His Car
Suspects hospitalized with 'multiple bullet wounds' after targeting concealer carrier
When a couple of armed carjackers thought they'd be in for an easy joyride by picking on a lone car owner, the last thing they expected was to end up cuffed to a hospital bed with "multiple bullet wounds."
The motorist targetted by the thugs on Friday morning turned out to be a Second Amendment patriot who had a concealed carry.
And it just so happens that the law-abiding firearm carrier wasn't about to roll over as the crooks pointed a gun in his face and stole his vehicle.
The man refused to play the victim and began firing his legally-owned gun at the criminals, WGN-TV reported.
The thieves managed to make a getaway, or so it seemed.
As it turns out, the 2A patriot was also a pretty good shot.
No injuries were reported after the white 2014 Nissan Maxima was carjacked around 5:43 a.m. at a Mobil gas station in Hoffman Estates, the Arlington Cardinal reported.
But around 7 a.m., Chicago police said they responded to a call about a shooting in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue, WGN said — about 45 minutes southeast of where the carjacking took place.
Seems a pair of 16-year-old males who were in a nearby hospital told cops they were shot in the Chicago location, the Cardinal reported.
But police determined the shooting actually occurred in Hoffman Estates after the teens told them conflicting stories, WGN reported.
Believe it or not, the stolen car in question was located a short distance from where it was carjacked in Hoffman Estates, the Cardinal said.
The outlet added that it was initially unknown how the teens got to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, which is a little over two miles from the Chicago location where the teens claimed they were shot.
Later Friday, police said the two teens were persons of interest in the carjacking case, WGN reported.
Police said one of the teens was shot in the left shoulder and back and was transported from West Suburban to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, the station reported, adding that the other teen was shot in the left leg and is in fair condition at West Suburban.
Folks in Hoffman Estates were taken aback by the armed carjacking.
"It's unbelievable," Jerry Barrios told WGN.
"I can't put words to it."
Jennifer Emberton added to the station, "I live down the street, and I work right here" before saying with a nervous giggle, "Kind of scary."