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Carjacking victim run over by own car in Old Town, police say

SHARE Carjacking victim run over by own car in Old Town, police say
SHARE Carjacking victim run over by own car in Old Town, police say

A man was injured Thursday night when he was run over by his own vehicleduringa carjacking in the Old Town neighborhood on the North Side.

About 10 p.m., the 35-year-old parked his vehicle in the 200 block of West Eugenie and stepped out to help his wife and child into the car, Chicago police said.

Before he was able to load his child, someone entered the vehicle and attempted to drive away with it, according to police.

The man confronted the carjacker and tried to pull him out of the vehicle, but he slipped and was run over by his own vehicle, police said.

He was taken to Northwestern University Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, according to police.

The vehicle was located unoccupied.

Police issued a community alert on Friday describing the hijacker as a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 130- to 140-pound black male with a short hairstyle.

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