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Woman with concealed-carry permit kills would-be robber on Far South Side: cops

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A 19-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday morning while attempting to rob a woman in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.

About 5:45 a.m., Laavion Goings approached the woman, 25, in the 500 block of West 103rd Street, displayed a weapon and tried to rob her, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman, who was a concealed carry holder, took out her own weapon and fired one shot at Goings, striking him in the neck, authorities said.

Goings left the scene and was found a block away, officials said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.

Goings lived about a block away from where he was shot, the medical examiner’s office said.

The shooting remained under investigation, and no charges had been filed against the woman as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.