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Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

SHARE Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store
SHARE Employee shoots two robbers at West Rogers Park store

Two men were shot by the employee of a store they were trying to rob Sunday night in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

About 9:45 p.m., the men, ages 18 and 20, entered the store in the 7400 block of North Western and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police. A male working at the store at the time then discharged his weapon, striking both men before they left the scene.

The men were taken into custody a short time later, along with a third male suspect, police said. The 18-year-old was shot in the right forearm and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The older man suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and had his condition stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The store employee, who has a valid concealed carry license, suffered minor injuries in the incident, but refused medical attention, police said.

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