Armored guard shot leaving Chatham business

The guard, 38, was leaving a business in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots Tuesday afternoon, police say.

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An armored guard was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in Chatham on the South Side.

The guard, 38, was leaving a business in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle began shooting about 3 p.m., Chicago police said.

The guard, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was shot in his chest, police said. He jumped into the armored truck and went to Roseland Hospital, where he was in good condition.

No arrests were made.

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