A Chicago man was shot in the foot during a robbery attempt at a west suburban gas station early Tuesday.
The man was a passenger in a vehicle at the BP station at 100 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park when he was shot about 1:30 a.m., a spokesman for the village said.
A suspect with a gun approached the passenger’s side of the car, displayed a handgun and demanded property, the spokesman said, citing information from Oak Park police.
The driver of the vehicle had already gotten out, and the passenger tried to escape through the open driver’s side door. That’s when the suspect shot the passenger in the foot and ran away, the spokesman said.
The driver took the 39-year-old victim to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where police were notified.
The shooter is described as a man in his early 20s, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt with white lettering. No one is in custody as of Wednesday, the spokesman said.