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Man, 47, shot during attempted West Loop carjacking

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A 47-year-old man was shot early Saturday during an attempted carjacking in the West Loop.

The man was in a blue Dodge Charger about 12:45 a.m. in the 400 block of North Halsted when someone got out of a black SUV, pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s car, according to Chicago Police.

The victim, who has a concealed carry permit, then pulled out his own gun, at which point the carjacker got back into the SUV and started to drive away, police said. The man followed in an attempt to get the SUV’s license plate number when the suspect fired multiple shots at him.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and was driving himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital when emergency dispatchers told him to stop and wait for police and paramedics, police said. He was taken via ambulance from Oak and State to Northwestern, where he was listed in good condition.