A 29-year-old concealed-carry license holder exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery Thursday morning on the West Side, wounding a 16-year-old gunman and suffering two gunshot wounds himself.
Shortly before 7 a.m., the license-holder was walking in the 600 block of North LeClaire in Austin when a group of three to five suspects came up and demanded his money and belongings, Chicago police said.
As a 16-year-old boy in the group pulled out a weapon, the 29-year-old drew his own gun and exchanged gunfire with the group, police said.
The license-holder was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The 16-year-old was struck twice in the abdomen and taken to the same hospital in fair condition.
A police source said the boy was released from custody after the man refused to seek charges.