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Man shot and seriously wounded outside Jewel-Osco as he fought with another man who had a concealed carry license

The shooting happened in the 5300 block of South Pulaski Road in West Elsdon.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot outside of a Jewel-Osco Dec. 13, 2021, in West Elsdon.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was shot and seriously wounded in a Jewel-Osco parking lot on the Southwest Side Monday evening as he fought with a man who had a concealed carry license.

The fight began around 5:10 p.m. in the 5300 block of South Pulaski Road. A 54-year-old man had just left and the store and started struggling with another man, 32, in the parking lot.

The older man pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the younger man in the head, police said. The younger man was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

The older man suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said. Police would not say if the injury was a gunshot wound.

An employee, who asked not to be named, said he saw the two men fighting near the entrance to the store. “Just shows he shouldn’t have a gun,” the employee said.

At the scene, workers moved around the parking lot collecting carts, but the store remained closed for the rest of the night. A sweatshirt and a baseball cap lay on the ground in front of the doors near a trail of blood.